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I've worked in RPS for a total of 7yrs. Two different job titles. My personal opinion jobs are a little underpaid. You make decent money but thats just to barely make it living in a city that the cost of living is going up but your pay isn't. Example. I have a little money left after paying rent, and some bills, but i cant afford healthcare because its expensive through the job. If i did have healthcare i wouldn't have money for anything else. So you may want to have some kind of other income coming in. I love my job as an officer once a bus driver lol. I get to interact with the kids and show everybody in a badge is not here to hurt you. It also helps me be a counselor to a kid that may not have someone to talk to. I also share my other skills with kids to encourage them you can do whatever you set your mind to. Only cons i may have is The pay could be better, and some of the managers could adjust there attitudes. Some take their role to the extreme and it makes your work atmosphere negative for that day or days.
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This district simply does not care about the students nor teachers, especially in the east end. There is so much dishonesty and betrayal in this environment. This place literally started to affect my health by causing me to have severe migraines daily. My school had roaches and rats!!
The pay in comparison to other nearby districts
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Great work life balance. clear direction in work. most equipment easy to work with. very political within. Lots of changes by the week. Potentially can be a long term career.
staff and faculty freindly
reactive. Needs more employees and budget
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I was an instructional assistant for three years at a campus on the west end of Richmond. I LOVED my job, my school's location, and it was generally pleasant to work with the staff. I personally loved the management at the campus. School days are from 830-330pm in general, with opportunity to participate in before or after school programs. In general, the classrooms were well managed and allowed for many activities and exploration. I enjoyed the curriculum and my role as assisting in lessons, testing, and special education services. The ONLY downside: very little pay. EVEN if you have a 4-yr degree. Basically, if you want to be an assistant, make sure you have a side job. It is a great way to get your foot in the door if you're working on getting certified to teach. But not as a long term career.
Health Benefits, location, work hours, work load, management, work environment (depends on location), stability, great culture
All jobs will have aspects of it that employees will find unappealing. This is no different for RPS. There are times I feel things could be so much better, but then I remember that the way to make things better has to start with me. I enjoy working with RPS because of the children. Yes, there are those children who test your patience, but then you realize that majority of the time the child is yearning for attention and love. It is because of them I am always ready to start a new day. If your passion is for the nurturing and development of children physically, socially, emotionally, and academically then RPS is the place for you. It's all about the children.
Great company to work for, and if you like working independently it would be a great job for you. And you get every Holiday Off. It is not much room for advancement. If you enjoy working with kids it is the right job for you.
No room for growth
A typical work day for me begins at 7:15 AM and does not end until 6:00 PM. I am the FACS teacher and cheer coach. My Job is real rewarding and amazing.
Mixed up in all departments like no one knows what to do. I ve been told to do one thing then they apologize and say it has to be done another way which prolong things.
They do get around to the fact
All they have to do and how long it takes to get to the fact.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with children. You were given independence and allowed to make decisions based on knowledge and previous experience. You were given the time necessary to complete tasks. The hardest part of the job was seeing children who had been neglected at home or bullied at school.
I have the diplomas necessary to earn the required 180 points for licensure. The problem lies with the School Board of Education, because all of my proof is online. I have to buy my diplomas, which I don't mind doing, but I don't have the money yet to do so. Richmond City schools has to suffer as a result. I need an advocate.