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Kentwood Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Diverse and Relationship Focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The students are talented, kind and motivated.
    The diversity is something we are all better for and adds to the depth of content.
    There are many opportunities to get involved.

    Cons

    The staff could be more diverse to mirror the student body.
    There should be more opportunities for teacher leadership beyond the administration track.


  2. "KPS is a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kentwood Public Schools part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers and staff.
    Provide additional training throughout the year.
    Good communication.
    Very diverse.
    Summers off.

    Cons

    Paraprofessional jobs are almost all part-time without benefits.
    Summers off, no paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Have some kind of affordable healthcare available for part-time staff, even if only vision and dental.

  3. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Tutor in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great hours, time off, team atmosphere,

    Cons

    I don't get a paycheck during the summer months.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more and delegate responsibilities.


  4. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kentwood Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Flexible days. Can choose to take or turn down days offered. Range of levels and classes.

    Cons

    Teachers don't always leave instructions. Student behavior varies tremendously between schools.


  5. "Paraprofessional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great school district with great employees

    Cons

    Tough to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better benefits.