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Manatee County School District Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This county is a mess!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bradenton, FL
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Manatee County School District (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work with some amazing teachers in my dept. Good leadership at my school.

    Cons

    I moved and had to change counties. I had been teaching in another county for 17 years, Manatee is only willing to transfer 7 of those years towards a new hire's pay grade. I have been here for 3 years. Teachers are currently fighting (and loosing) for a raise this year. Apparently a few years ago (prior to my employment) the county was in such bad shape that they reduced everyone's pay!
    Another con, and I do not know if this is specific to Manatee county, a parent recently passed and Manatee county does not offer any Bereavement days. Fortunately, I had sick days saved up to accommodate the days I needed, but surprised that I didn't even get one Bereavement day!

    Advice to Management

    Please add Bereavement days to our benefits. We already work so hard and work so many more hours beyond the work day. To not receive any bereavement days when my parent passed was insulting.


  2. "The Vince Hoaglin Network Management Program needs replacement"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmetto, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmetto, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My staff that I supervised was excellent, vacation, principal and teachers

    Cons

    Technology support and management by network services was poor due to bad leadership in network services. No support when needed, poor customer service. The leadership within this department needs replacement.

    Advice to Management

    NEW LEADERSHIP IN NETWORK SERVICES. SOMEONE THATS UNDERSTANDS PEOPLE AND HAS INTEGRITY.

  3. "District getting back on track"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, innovation and creativity at school level

    Cons

    Lack of communication from district leaders, but getting better

    Advice to Management

    Be open and communicate with your staff


  4. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manatee County School District full-time

    Pros

    Amazing learning experiences and awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a lot of change in upper management and it's very political


  5. "Better Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manatee County School District full-time

    Pros

    Loving teachers, great staff

    Cons

    pay, always scared of not having a job, policy changes daily


  6. "Last employment"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Palmetto, FL
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Palmetto, FL

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

    Pros

    You have good benefits and holidays off

    Cons

    There are aren't any cons that I can list


  7. "Food service worker"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Bradenton, FL

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

    Pros

    Best thing is the time off.

    Cons

    No room to grow.
    Low hourly pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more considered to get us steps and pay raise

  8. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    this job is great for people with kids in the school

    Cons

    this is a low paying job


  9. "The leadership do not know what they want and or how do I do it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manatee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manatee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many needed teachers to serve. They are needy but do not want to hear it; Students want someone who wants to teach the teachers how to teach.

    Cons

    The staff, the principal, and the members of the academic team do not know who they should follow. As a specialist in school improvement, the teachers would come to the specialists but not do what they said they would do out of fear of the union and the teachersl

    Advice to Management

    Get up out of your offices and spend time with the teachers. Let them know you are there out there with them to make a difference in what they can do and what they must do.


  10. "Worth it?"

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

    Pros

    Some kind coworkers, some students/families appreciate you, summers/holidays automatically off, paid twice a month, decent health ins

    Cons

    Pay cuts, powerless union, ignorant/inexperienced principals/assistant principals, horrible student discipline

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider if you would be able to be a teacher in the conditions you are asking teachers to teach in... multiple preps, no support with discipline


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