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Palm Beach County School District Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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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. "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


  2. "Administration"

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

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

    Pros

    Connections with students and community

    Cons

    Too much of a workload

  3. "Moderate"

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    Current Employee - Band Director
    Current Employee - Band Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, Large, Urban, Rural, Arts

    Cons

    Salary, Too Large, New Superintendent,

    Advice to Management

    Salary for teachers!


  4. "Entry Level"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great start to a teaching career

    Cons

    little chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Limited GROWTH"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off. The district is huge so if you need to move to a neighboring city or town, you would probably still end up in the district.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities, EVEN after the changes outlined in the strategic plan. Hiring is robotic at the administrative level and it's all formulas and not a critical analysis of a candidates track record. Its all about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Look at track records. Candidates who have proven themselves to be effective.


  6. "Special Education Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Hard to get fired.. there are teachers who admin has been "documenting" for years but nothing can be done. Hardly anyone works late, so you can have a life.

    Cons

    Too big of a district. Can't define roles well. Administration is awful. Bureaucracy at it's finest! Terrible at change because it's too big. Special Education is implemented terribly due to district but also parent problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are actually competent and professional. Provide real professional development, not just review of test scores. STOP TESTING THESE KIDS TO DEATH!!


  7. "Typical Public School Politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Big county, decent areas to teach in

    Cons

    No money, politics, typical issues with public school

  8. "Great job to make a difference"

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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