Questions and Answers about Gwinnett County Public Schools

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If you were in charge, what would you do to make Gwinnett County Public Schools a better place to work?

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Increase ESOL classrooms and teachers.

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GCPS transportation school officials should listen to their employees....Never accept 3rd party information. Always investigate yourself. Support your employees to do their job safely, not write them up for reporting a road hazard.

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I would make the job openings and hiring process more fair for teachers because Gwinnett often hires from within, and frequently posts the teaching job when they have already chosen an internal candidate. There is a lot of politics invloved with getting hired. Unless it's a struggling school in the south part of the system where they have less candidates to choose from, one must know someone at the particular school, have connections within the system, or be a Gwinnett County Schools alumni to get hired as a teacher. Speech Language Pathologists can always get a job, but it's hard to find a job in History or Social Studies unless you are a coach. Coaching doesn't automatically mean one is an excellent Social Studies teacher. English Language Arts is also a highly competitive area in which to get a job. Math and Science jobs are easier to obtain especially if the candidate is also certified in Special Education. The best chance to get hired is to teach Special Education and have taken both the SPED General Curriculum GACE test and the Adapted SPED Curriculum GACE test. It's also a good idea to substitute teach in the county, so that you are the first to hear about teacher openings through word of mouth. If you are a sub, check in with Department Chairs and the Administrative Assistants to find out about teaching jobs before they post. Also, be aware, if you get hired after the first day of school, you are only being given a job for that school year. You will not be offered a contract although you may get hired for the next year in the spring or summer, which would allow you to get a contract offer. GCPS has a fabulous benefits package, so don't give up on trying to get a job. Just be prepared to advocate for yourself, keep your ear to the ground for openings, and sell yourself to those who do the hiring by doing a great job as a substitute teacher.

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I will help teachers/parents establish a working-together relationship, along with establish a strong PTA group with the parents and help them understand the importance of parent participation in their child's education. Help the parents with training/mentoring classes on how to be an effective parent, problem solving, educational classes for parents, respecting school officials, job training classes in this 21st century.
A parent position in the public school system.
Make sure the teachers understand how to challenge their students energy to a better relationship with them.
Hold counselors to a high standard in problem-solving @ school. Make sure the Administrators give me a wkly. reports of where the problems lies within the classrooms they are responsible for. Lunch room problems will be addressed immediately! all constituents will play their role as a team-player.
We all will be on one accord, no students are to be heard by a staff member talking down or @ anyone, conversation about students and or staff members needs to be address behind closed doors no exceptions! We have lost respect for each others in our public schools and we need to regroup, re-access and rearrange for better public schools for our future adults (students). live in upstate New York (Rochester) 12 yrs being president of PTA's, SBC

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Change the way they do some things. I would give the kids a fall break in octber and start school later right now they are taking thes kids summer time by going back to school so early , when I went to school we got out of school in june and went back after labor day the way they got it set up they go back in august and these kids aren't getting time to enjoy the s\ummer .

Answered - Bus Manager (Current Employee) - GA

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Cafeteria workers are the hardest workers and the ones with the least pay, I personally believe they deserve at least $14 per hour, they are looked over, some managers need to be replaced, I think after 5 years as manager at a school, they should be made to change schools. Some of the manager are horrible.

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Nothing just offer more hours to people that would like to work more.

Answered - Crossing Guard (Current Employee) - Lawrenceville, GA

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I would change the entire custodial system. From the Heads of Building Services to the way things are done.

Answered - Custodial Associate (Former Employee) - Suwanee, GA

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See how we can improve the teacher's opportunites in different areas.

Answered - Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) - Suwanee, GA

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Give social security benefits to employees and hire supervisors and sectors managers that have college degrees

Answered - Special Needs School Bus Manager (Current Employee) - Suwanee, GA

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