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"District is rife with excessive internal problems"

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Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Providence, RI
Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Providence, RI
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Many fabulous, caring families who attend give time and effort
Many people work hard to serve students
Dedicated teachers in every school

Cons

District lacks accountability and transparency for the actions taken by principals.

Mayor and school board micromanages district personnel by firing over 1900 teachers without just cause, without a plan on how to rehire teachers.

Mayor and school board ignored contract that was signed 2 1/2 years earlier.Total disregard for teachers' lives.

Advice to Management

*Change school board so it is elected by the people, for the people in the city of Providence, (not appointed by the mayor) so school board will have more accountability for its actions.

*Demand more accountability and transparency of principals so their actions will be clear and public when they have issues with teachers. They need to answer to a higher authority: a head of schools (whose actions are held accountable) with strict guidelines for informing the public of problems that persist in schools, as well as successes in schools.

*Correct problems before they get out of hand. Provide higher level of internal support for teachers and other employees within the school system.

*Involve as many key players (parents, teachers, union, administration) in the solution, action, and implementation of solutions to problems school are having.

*Plan early for school improvement. Administration must join forces with teachers union and school board to get any real work accomplished as we ALL try to move students forward. Otherwise, it is like a nasty divorce where the children become pawns and no work gets done as the split becomes increasingly bitter.

Other Employee Reviews for Providence School District

  1. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Providence School District full-time

    Pros

    Work with wonderful students and staff

    Cons

    Lots of planning, and meetings. But doable.


  2. "Excellent Professional Development"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Providence School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Providence Spends extensive amounts of time and money to train its employees.
    Excellent pay.
    Professional staff.

    Cons

    Every year some schools close and employees must interview for other positions within the system. There is also an unequal distribution of resources- new and refurbished schools get everything while older schools deteriorate.Most schools are considered non-performing.

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