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Kansas City Kansas Public Schools Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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Kansas City Kansas Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia Lane
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  1. "Working for Kansas City Public Schools was an amazing experience."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff was friendly and helpful. There was generous time off. The teachers union is strong. Teachers generally support each other. The students are great.

    Cons

    The behavior management for students was lacking. There was not a lot of positive feedback and support for teachers. The evaluation system allows for bias.

    Advice to Management

    Support your best teachers and staff that often go unnoticed in favor of male employees.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The children and other dedicated teachers are what makes teaching in the\is didtrict worth it.

    Cons

    Mis management in administration positions

  3. "Easy Money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Teachers are always absent lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Disrespectful kid, lack of support from administration.


  4. "Head Start Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were helpful and teamwork.

    Cons

    Buildings could use better resources.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more support to outside sites.


  5. "Library Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From what I could see, the staff at the school I worked in truly seemed to care about the students. They went out of their way to provide the best education and personal support they could for each child.

    Cons

    Communication was awful and the principal played favorites. The position you held determined how you were treated, which created a very toxic environment. If you weren't a teacher or some other favored staff member, forget about being treated like a human being. Instead of welcoming all new staff members and everyone working together for the good of the students, each and every day was an uphill battle. Things like a sagging ceiling in the library, due to stagnant water, were brushed aside because library staff were automatically ostracized from day one.

    Advice to Management

    Put differences and pettiness aside so everyone can focus on the students, which is why we're all here.


  6. "Vocal Music Instructor Northwest Middle"

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    Current Employee - Vocal Music Instructor in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Vocal Music Instructor in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful staff and good support from district music program. Most students enjoy singing.

    Cons

    Scheduling - vocal music is always considered a last slot and I often don't get students that want me or that I want. This has been an ongoing problem for probably 20 years or more (since before me). Because scheduling is poor, I end up with more than my share of behavior problems.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make scheduling more equitable for elective classes.


  7. "Chance to Make an Impact, but at a Price"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to make a difference in a child's life
    - High cultural diversity

    Cons

    - Lack of support and consistency in programming and development
    - Lack of parental support
    - Overburdened workload on teachers and support staff
    - High employee turnover

  8. "KCKCPS - Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teacher friendly environment.

    Cons

    Teachers are given a lot of freedom, as well a lot of responsibility. Discipline is unfortunately the major problem, lots of politics, few solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying people who don't directly work with students. Listen to teachers, not to people who can't remember what it was like to teach. Deal with the reality before you promote utopian theory.


  9. "Decent Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Holidays off, chunks of summers you have off.

    Cons

    Cliquish. Who you know matters more than what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining talent.


  10. "Administration Work in KCK District"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    An opportunity to know that you may make a positive difference in the lives of children.

    Cons

    They allow their best employees to leave. They refuse to write a reference for their best employees when they leave even when they have said in writing they will do so. The executive leadership hires their own family members and puts them in positions for which they are not qualified. They do not practice the values that they preach.


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