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Yes. You can find it in cps policy residency. It says you must live in Chicago. Well, your residence must be in Chicago. As some have said, some positions have waivers. If caught outside of city, the result is being fired.

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Poor work morale. I am currently looking for a better work environment

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All schools' work environments are different. I've worked in two schools, and both of them were very clicky and very political. Additionally, some of my other teacher friends throughout the city have also stated the same. Therefore, one can assume that most schools in Chicago, if not all, are probably clicky and political. With regard to competency, I have worked under many administrators over the years, and all but one were ignorant and incompetent. This is not to say we don't have quality administrators in the district. I'm sure there are fine leaders in some of our schools.

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Well I volunteered for John Hope from 94 until and I got hired in 2003 for a bus attendant and also a security guard

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I resigned to relocate here to Las Vegas

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I do believe so. That was accurate in my case. I can't be sure in other cases.

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The management is fine. You can grow within Chicago Public Schools.

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It was Rigorous. I had to meet with several schools before a principal selected me.

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Can I type and can I answer the phones.

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