Staff is basically required to get there at 7:30 and work until 5 everyday. There is a late schedule and early schedule, if you start at 8:25 your planning period is considered from 7:30-8:25. Everyone is micromanaged and there is a high turn over rate for teachers, They burn their teachers out. PD's are Friday from 3:30-5:00 pm. You are not giving many opportunities to sit down and breathe through out the day. Everyone is running around and it is very typical for a teacher to not have a lunch because of how many subjects/ lessons you are required to teach. By Thursday/ Friday everyone looks really beat down.
Children are not giving much opportunity to be free thinkers, everything is managed for the students; how to think, walk and behave during lunch, recess and the classroom. It is a punitive environment.
Too many meetings and a long day