Teacher (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 19, 2017
The BPS has a fantastic benefits package for its employees. You are compensated exceptionally well for your time, but you may face some sever challenges. Unfortunately, the school culture (at least in my experience) can be very poor. Many of the students don't care, and those that do are lost in the noise of those who don't.
School Secretary, Paul Dever Elementary School (Current Employee) – Dorchester, MA – January 3, 2017
Great place to work at. Benefits, students and colleagues are all great. The downside to working at BPS is the same for any old organization. Schools need repair, takes forever to process paperwork due to old style systems that cannot handle the increase load (i.e. bureaucracy, not enough people working in certain departments, old machines that break down, network glitches). It is definitely a labor of love that we hope to see progress the weak willed don't last.
Pay & benefits. The students and my collegues.
You can find yourself working late into the nights, Bus issues effect everyone, and pressure runs high.
Working with the students with Special needs was rewarding. However, there was lack of support and appreciation from management
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – December 8, 2016
The teachers a great and hard workers. They love the student. Staff was not treated with respect.Working with the students with Special needs was rewarding. However, there was lack of support and appreciation from management
Director of Applications Development (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – January 14, 2017
Good people trying to do the right things. Great to make impacts on student and family lives. Frustrating when progress is hampered by long-standing organizational inefficiencies and mis-allignment that seems to plague public sector
Secretary/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 14, 2016
My day included dealing with students and parents. I input attendance for students and did payroll for staff (teachers). I had some supervisory duties towards the seniors who were assigned to the main office during their free period. I worked well with my co-workers and enjoyed working with the students. We had many paid holidays (which I enjoyed).
Paraprofessional/STRIVE Off-Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – September 7, 2016
Overall, pretty good place to work. I worked in the same school for 10 years. In ten years we had 5 permanent & temp headmasters/principals. This leads to 5 different leadership styles and changes. The next school I was at for 6 years. The first 4 were stable, upon headmaster/principal change, everything changed again with dual headmasters/principals.
Off from work when my children are off from school.
Student Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – August 16, 2016
A typical day would consist of multiple conversations with students, parents, and teachers concerning each individual student goals. I learned that teamwork is important in helping to increase each students chance for educational success. The diversity of each student is the hardest and most enjoyable aspect of the job.
Special Needs student Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Dorchester, MA – April 6, 2016
Take children off buses, feed breakfast, change diapers, change from wheel chairs to seats or special chair, assist teacher in the class with work, hand on hand with the kids while with OT or PT, recess, feeding lunch, diapers again, and prepare for home. The hardest part of the job was seeing the children sick and not being able to tell us exactly where or what hurt.
you fall in love with the kids
definitely short breaks but it didnt matter just to see a smile
Substitute Teacher (Certified) (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – May 16, 2016
Working for BPS is very rewarding, you get a chance to mold and help shape the young minds of tomorrow. Provide top notch educational services and support staff to your surrounding communities. Its the best way to impact our future.
Language Acquisition Team Facilitator (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 15, 2016
My certification include special education and Spanish for bilingual instruction & World Language instruction.Having served as a teacher in BPS quite recently, I am familiar with REACH & REACH for Newcomers, MIlestones by Hampton-Brown Nat Geographic & several useful apps,like Imagine Learning & Reading Today.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – March 22, 2016
When you have good leadership you have a productive environment.The teachers want to teach and the children will enjoy learning. When elements are missing preventing learning from happening then everyone is losing.
the children and different climates of school cultures you come in contact with
Teacher (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 17, 2016
Culture of throwing co workers under the bus, lots of finger pointing, and cases of amnesia, CTE director manages through the teachers she once worked with as a teacher. If your new your gonna be under a microscope, and colleges will control you through the director. New headmaster is a great guy and so is the new executive director, they need time to get the place together.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – April 4, 2016
Accurate data entry records in Computer for special need students Manage and file special need students records Answering and directing phone calls from schools and parents Professional employees and working environment
Teacher (Former Employee) – West Roxbury, MA – February 25, 2016
Working with children in the Boston Public Schools is rewarding and refreshing. The administration and budget controls do not aid in helping teachers to do the best job possible to attain student scholastic achievement.