Teacher (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – July 12, 2018
I do my job for the students. There are many things wrong with BPS. There are many teachers and MANY administrators who should be disciplined and dismissed and who are instead shuffled around the district and kept at top pay. This is not fair to the kids and definitely is not fair to the staff members who work hard everyday.
The teachers who don't belong there and get away with being there.
Certified NYS Teaching Assistant (TA) Retired (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – February 19, 2018
Although the benefits are great, the overall system in today's schools are broken and do not allow teachers and staff to do the best job possible. Everything is in favor of students whether they are right or wrong. Teachers have to worry about every word and action they take.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – October 15, 2017
Working with the students is rewarding.
$100/day is too little to meet basic necessities like rent, car insurance, car payment, phone lease & payment, internet, groceries, dry-cleaning, gas. Ended up using a cash advance once to pay my bills.
Satisfactory if you can get 2 week and 1 month assignments and have a base school.
Mentor Manager (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – September 6, 2017
a very fast moving and confusing place at times learn to move on management needs more training work culture need staff morale to improve hardest part of job was to trust leaders most enjoyable was to see students grow and achieve academically
Certified Teacher Assistant/ (Current Employee) – buffalo my – August 29, 2017
I have worked for buffalo public schools for a long time but there is no room for advancement, and I don't. Work summers, due to seniority, I honestly struggle over th summers. My position is a salaried position, we only get paid for 10 months out of the year.
Integrated Co-Teacher - grade 5 (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – August 29, 2017
It didn't work out for me in the building I was in. It is difficult to transfer out until you are tenured, which I was not. Some buildings are run by poor administration and not by people with classroom teaching experience.
Account Clerk Typist (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – June 20, 2017
Dedication to students. I've learned alot. Enjoy working in the schools with the children very much. I've learned all aspects of working in and managing an office, proficient in all office machines, great customer service skills.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – June 15, 2017
I enjoyed interacting with the students. Working as a middle school teacher stretched me, as I had to always study a little harder in order to stay prepared and have an available wealth of knowledge for the students. I enjoyed the down time, in which I had the opportunity to prepare lessons, and read up on various topics, prior to presenting a lesson to the students. The hardest part of the job, was probably having to take work home ( tests, quizzes, and projects), which had to be read, corrected, and of course, I would always write comments about each of the students work. Another thing which was not a bright spot, was when students were blatantly disrespectful, and cursed in the class, or disregarded the classroom rules. It made for an unfortunate situation for the students who wished to learn.
Having to do hallway duty and lunch duty was not one of my favorite things as a teacher.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – June 7, 2017
I enjoy working for the Buffalo Public Schools because of the children. I wouldn't work in any other school district. I look forward every day to come to work and see my kiddos. They are who keeps me going. Unfortunately there are a lot of controversies that surround our district. I am thankful I have a job and am able to work with such appreciative and beautiful children.
Spanish/Italian Teacher (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – April 27, 2017
This is a very difficult environment to work in...working conditions are minimal at best. There is no support for the teachers and the students are easily able to run the school. Teachers face several difficult challenges on a daily basis. It is not a place in which you look forward to going to work.
health benefits, retirement
uncontrollable students, no consequences for behavior, no support from administration
Secondary social studies teacher (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – April 7, 2017
I believe our administration may be overwhelmed with student delinquency and absences. I believe we need to focus more on academic successes as we so often do with our students' athletic achievements. I believe we can do more to tap the minds and intellectual abilities of our students in all learning environments.