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"Love the job, hate the testing!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Lake Worth, FL
Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Lake Worth, FL
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Diversity of staff and students!
Professional development opportunities
Getting to teach what you love.
Vacation time
Some school environments are welcoming and fun to work in (depends on school administration)
Technology use is encouraged.

Cons

Haven't had a raise in 4 years, please bring back our steps!

There is a shift from helping the students learn what they need to be successful after graduation to acquiring points that will improve the school grade. Students are not being seen as individuals but as numbers and placed in classes where they shouldn't be just so the school can earn more points. Its to the point where schools just get points for having kids in an AP or Industry Certification classes just so the school can get the extra points for the FCAT grade, even if the kids aren't ready or interested in the course. Making the "average student" (not to mention the below average) ultimately hate school and just try to pass the test to get the bad experience over with.

Advice to Management

If you want to keep good teachers in the classroom for more than 3 years, you should give them their steps! We need to find a better way of tracking student progress. Students spend more time testing than they do learning.

Other Employee Reviews for Palm Beach County School District

  1. "Worked Hard...Great Parents Great Kids..Great Coworkers..Terrible Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Feel like you make a difference
    Available Training
    Good hours

    Cons

    No union
    Annual Contracts for up to four years
    Administration does not listen or try to help

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites.


  2. "School District"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity
    Highest paid in the state

    Cons

    To political
    Not fair
    Doesn't support teachers

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to teachers

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