Certain schools are better than others, but most aren't great.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – January 28, 2019
259 has a real culture problem. They constantly shifted principals around and had no consistency in how principals ran schools; there were also no repercussions for principals when they behaved inappropriately (verbal harassment and with one principal, sexual harassment) towards staff other than maybe moving them to a different school (though the one time I reported harassment to the union, they told me that I was wrong because my principal "had been a great union member as a teacher"). The board and the union were also constantly fighting about teacher pay, and it was frozen on year, so no guaranteed steps and tracks money. That is somewhat more of a state education funding issue, but other districts (261 for instance) managed without screwing over their teachers/messing up their insurance.
Teacher were also often very antagonistic towards each other, and no one really cared.
The kicker for me, though, was that at some schools, parents pretty much called the shots. I taught an extra curricular and was constantly bullied by parents if they didn't feel like their kids got enough special treatment, and administration just kind of took it and told me the only thing for me to do was listen.
summers off?, some schools are fine, improving school board
bad management, disrespectful parents and students