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Updated December 12, 2017
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  • New initiatives annually, new trainings, never any steps in pay to offset cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • No opportunity to excel and little to no appreciation for good talent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great job to make a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time

    Pros

    The number of days off are great and if you have children you have the same schedule.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times.


  2. "Substitute"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can choose how many days you want to work. If you want you can work everyday during the week and you have the same days off as the kids do so if you have a family that is good.

    Cons

    Very hard to get on the lists for the top schools to work at. No benefits. Decent pay but no summer or holiday work. Many days you do not know where you are going to work or if you will have work until that morning therefore it's hard to plan

    Advice to Management

    If the teachers request a specific substitute then you know they are doing their job well and should do everything to keep that substitute at that school not the opposite.

  3. "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the kids is almost always a plus

    Cons

    there was too much politics involved


  4. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time

    Pros

    Good school district that tries to help teachers.

    Cons

    FCAT drives much of curriculum and practice tests are emphasized greatly.


  5. "SLP"

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    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large district so there are plenty of opportunities to work with a variety of students. Health insurance is affordable for employee and family.

    Cons

    Very difficult to live off one income - Cost of living is high in Palm Beach County.


  6. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good schools
    Good atmosphere to work
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Some schools are in a very very low income area, so I didn't feel safe.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely challenging yet as an educator who has a heart for children very rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New Superintendent ensures we revieve yearly increases. Professional development is provided, district curriculum support to schools is strong. If you do a satisfactory job there is job security

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of the principal. Whatever the weaknesses of the principal are you will feel it in those areas X2. Top heavy organization. Many many hours outside of work required to complete tasks. 50-60 hour workweek with no extra pay. You do recieve complexity pay built into your salary but the additional hours are a lot.

    Advice to Management

    There is no way to provide direct feedback to the district about principals without endangering your job. If the feedback is not something you can bubble on the school effectiveness questionairre theres no way to voice concerns.

  8. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Delray Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    summers off , christmas break, Spring Break

    Cons

    Working with helicopter parents and too many things to do and not enough time to do it.

    Advice to Management

    decrease workload


  9. "TEACHER"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment for the children

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to be included in a large county system and not a per town system


  10. "Palm Beach County Schools"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Port St Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Port St Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Expanding opportunities for new and current employees

    Cons

    Salary schedule lower than neighboring states


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