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Polk County Public School District Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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3.1
59%
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97%
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Polk County Public School District CEO Jacqueline M. Byrd (no image)
Jacqueline M. Byrd
6 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay; lack of administrative support(in 4 reviews)

  • "Management at the district office is very top-heavy, and money is wasted with too many senior employees(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management cares about the kids and the employees

    Cons

    Pay is horrible. I have 13 years with a M.Ed. and make less than $50,000. Sad.

    Polk County Public School District2019-05-26
  2. "meets typical expectations"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with students and help them for their future

    Cons

    Long "extra" hours, pay not great but typical for teacher salary

    Polk County Public School District2019-11-18
  3. "Don't work at D or F school"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lake Wales, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonuses for working at low performing school. Higher performing schools have decent behavior.

    Cons

    Micro-managed, horrible student behavior at low performing schools.

    Polk County Public School District2019-11-17
  4. "Central Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a fairly low stress environment

    Cons

    Too many politics. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Polk County Public School District2019-10-29
  5. "Not bad could be better"

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    Current Employee - Safety 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polk County Public School District full-time

    Pros

    Great schedule, OK benefits, work with kids

    Cons

    work with kids, pay could be better by a little, benefits re expensive for dependents

    Polk County Public School District2019-09-24
  6. "Assistant Principal"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polk County Public School District

    Pros

    Support from the District and PD

    Cons

    Work Environment is stressful and unsupportive

    Advice to Management

    None

    Polk County Public School District2019-09-14
  7. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits, some good working environments depending on leadership

    Cons

    too large to provide adequate support or funding

    Polk County Public School District2019-09-12
  8. "Too much work, super low wages very unprofessional people in school offices."

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    Former Employee - Office Secretary/Terminal Operator in Davenport, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Summer & holidays off w/pay +.

    Cons

    You are thrown at a job with no proper training, then expect you to be up to speed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at all aspects of running a school ie. ESE department not run like it should be. Also when there are more than 8 or 10 complaints about a certain office employee, you really need to make a thorough investigation. Speak to co-workers etc.

    Polk County Public School District2019-09-20
  9. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Polk City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met nice people, hard working teachers.

    Cons

    Horrible Leadership, don’t care about kids or people.

    Polk County Public School District2019-08-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Choose Carefully"

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    Former Employee - ESE Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polk County Public School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only reason to work there is the students.

    Cons

    The amount of paperwork and not placing students in an appropriate setting.

    Polk County Public School District2019-07-20
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