I absolutely LOVED teaching the students of CCSD. Unfortunately, the school district does not treat its employees, especially its teachers, very well.
They promised a certain level of pay for education and took it away...many teachers spent thousands of dollars to further their education in order to move to the next step of the pay scale, only to be told the district did not have the funds to pay them. However, the district did find money to grant new teachers $5,000 in signing bonuses and billions of dollars to build new schools.
And then the health benefits...the teachers, support staff, and administration all have different benefits. The Teachers Health Trust was dissolved by the school district and now we are forced into an HMO disguised as a Home Health Model.
Again, teaching is my passion, and I held out for 18 years. But I finally decided that my family and I do not deserve to be treated this way :-(