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Palm Beach County School District Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Robert Avossa
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Pros
  • Great professional development opportunities and ability to grow in your field (in 9 reviews)

  • People work at the clerk secretary positions for good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Wish there was a way to find jobs on my mobile phone (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, Low family involvement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Substitute teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Easy work to do on most days.

    Cons

    can be difficult to control large classro.om


  2. "Do not support older teacher or teachers who do want to take part in all the BS."

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    Former Employee - Teaching in Palm Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Teaching in Palm Springs, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent location and benefit package

    Cons

    Management tend to be bullies and racists

    Advice to Management

    Value individualism


  3. "After School Counselor Review"

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    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Riviera Beach, FL
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Riviera Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to help kids. A ton of work but a lot of fun too.

    Cons

    The system forces you to go through a ton on nonsense trainings. This can be more work than it is worth.

    Advice to Management

    Try and make the process more efficient and updated.


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  5. "Great District!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Puts kids first. Education top priority. Leadership is improving. Dr. Avosa is exactly what we needed. District has come a long way in 10 years.

    Cons

    Nothing the district can do about the pay in the education field. It is a federally funded job, therefore, we as a society better do something fast or there will be even a larger teacher shortage than what already exists.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Palm Beach County teacher"

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    Current Employee - High School Chemistry Teacher in Greenacres, FL
    Current Employee - High School Chemistry Teacher in Greenacres, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to create my own lesson plans tailored to the needs of my students. Immediate feedback from student performance with mini assessments.

    Cons

    Oversized classes which limits the individual attention I can give to each student.
    Lowered expectations by the state.

    Advice to Management

    Have confidence in your choice to hire me. I am hard working and committed to success. I appreciate goal setting and follow up on expectations, however I do not work well with micro managing styles.


  7. "Elementary School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits!! Lots of Paid Days off within the calendar year!

    Cons

    Demanding workload, Hours of work exceed the regular business day.

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees more time to prepare for curriculum changes


  8. "Lots of diversity, which is great. Many different departments and titles to grow or change in."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Specialist 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 a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in a large district. Many areas to learn and grow and other vendors and researchers are interested in working in a large county

    Cons

    A bit micromanaging. As a specialist I expected a bit more decision making and responsibilities. Would also like an easier way to become part of leadership academy but it is difficult unless you work in a school setting.

    Advice to Management

    Create a way for district employees to have access to leadership academy.


  9. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Delray Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is obvious effort to ensure the delivery of quality education to the students of Palm Beach, the employer seem to equip the learning process adequately.

    Generally there is an established standard for all operational structures in this organisation to function at acceptable standards.

    Cons

    Possibly an overwhelming amount at of learning activities could impact the outcome.
    Perhaps the multiplicity of challenges cannot be adequately addressed for a variety of reasons subject to appropriate research to aid target planning.

    Size of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get or seek input from all players or participants in the education process to better identify challenges. This may help to advise more problem solving techniques to address persistent ones.


  10. "Substitutes teacher"

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    Current Employee - Finance and Business Management in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Finance and Business Management in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    interaction with students without all the side work of teaching
    ability to say no to working a day if you've got another commitment
    decent pay for the work

    Cons

    substitutes are treated badly by students
    no consistent paycheck / benefits

    Advice to Management

    In each of my professional roles, I have been successful in producing positive results and I have a consistent history of advancing shared company goals.


  11. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Summer time is a thing

    Cons

    Ceiling, you can only go so far

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the kids



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