School Psychologist (Current Employee) – Palm Beach County, FL – January 3, 2018
The district is very adamant about the amount of referrals you complete and the amount of students you place. I enjoy working there, but many of the staff do not understand the psychologist's role in the school. However, the other psychologists are all awesome. We plan dinners and outings together, they assist when you have an issue, and they lend a helping hand when you are overwhelmed.
Friendly and helpful colleagues and supervisors
Not enough time in the day to complete everything, working with staff that are unaware of your duties.
Risk Benefits (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – August 21, 2017
The School District of Palm Beach County has great job security and total benefits package is very respectable.
However, the pay is very very low. I went in thinking how nice it would be to have all those days off to spend it with my family, but the money was so tight that we could not afford to do much of anything because I was forced in getting a part time job.
My experience with my department was that our team got buried with work load and unrealistic goals/deadlines that our Department Managers and Directors committed too. The most frustrating part was that the credit was absorbed by upper management and no gratefulness/compensation was given to the ones doing the work.
I also noticed that it is very difficult to be promoted with in the organization.
Word of advise, get salary increase/promotion commitments in writing, management will promise the world and quickly forget after hired...
Benefits, heath care, days off, Work Life Balance
Lack of Pay, Upper Management are cut throat, Uncommitted Promises
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – July 30, 2017
This job has a decent pay rate but lack the amount hours you can work in a week because of you have to depend on the teacher not showing up for work. As a substitute teacher and there is a lot of traveling to find work.
Substitute principal (Former Employee) – Boca Raton – May 20, 2017
Loved it! Great job with great people, learning opportunities, teamwork, praise for a job well done, community outreach opportunities, fun, hard work shared, planning done as a team, brainstorming sessions so great, miss it
Teacher/Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Palm Beach County, FL – February 26, 2016
As a veteran teacher I always did my job above and beyond the call of duty without any help from the district. Use my own money (which was very little due to step increases being taken away and could hardly live on the salary) to provide for my students to help them succeed. District began micromanaging and teaching towards "a test" stressing the students and teachers out rather than allowing teachers to have their creative approach to educate. Going up in this district means you need to know someone of higher rank as they don't hire the best person for the position the hire people that "they know" so no opportunity for advancement. Will not pay you for a higher degree in most areas (if they do it is hardly anything) and you already spend the little income you make on your class. Too political and not focused on making the school district a better educational system.
Job security after 3 years, insurance, summers off, winter and spring breaks
awful salary, not caring for the teachers, no opportunity for growth, feeling like you are under a microscope, no creative freedom to help educate students, teaching to "a test"
Administrative Assistant/Accounting Assistant (Current Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – December 9, 2015
Fantastic Place to work and enjoyment of working with the children. Co-workers are amazing to work with, even from different departments. The most enjoyable part of the job is making the parents and students smile.
Bus Attendant (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – April 20, 2015
Typical work day was okay. can be stressful at times. Just had to learn to except others opinion and continue to maintain respect. No i will not like too return to transportation for school District. would like to seek other opportunity.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Delray Beach – November 14, 2014
The management of the schools and district has become extremely poor to the detriment of our students. Moral is low among the faculty. The bureaucracy is too large. The students are wonderful and the work of teaching is wonderful, but the pressure has become unbearable and unproductive. Job advancement is also an issue. Only a fraction of my ability and intellectual power is being used.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – September 18, 2012
A typical day at work consisted of following the primary teacher lesson plan and keeping classroom management in tact. The hardest part of the job is when you were assign for one teacher and they change your assignment. The enjoyable part of the job was when the teacher would leave a detailed lesson plan.
the primary teacher will leave a good lesson plan to follow.