Lawrence Public School USD 497

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    I was a teacher with LPS.

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    I worked at Lawrence Public School USD 497 full-time

    Pros

    The city has much to offer. It is in a great location with many activities and events. Great restaurants, entertainment, sporting events, etc. There is something for everyone.

    Cons

    There is very little meaningful collaboration offered at the district level. Staff is generally talked down to by administration in a demeaning manor.

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    Consider listening to expertise of staff and giving them credit for their knowledge, professionalism, and education.

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lawrence Public School USD 497 in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a phone call for an interview a few weeks later. Went to the district office for an interview which lasted about 30 minutes. Received a call within a day or two offering the position to me. Was not informed of the hourly rate, was told by the hiring manager that she did not know what the pay rate was. Went back to the district office a couple weeks later to complete HR and benefits paperwork. Was notified of the pay rate before signing the employment agreement. Began work the next day with about 30-45 minutes of training by a coworker. No training was provided by the supervisor. Had to complete a physical and drug test within a certain amount of time after hire. A background check was also completed.

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Website www.usd497.org
Headquarters Lawrence, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1966
Type School/School District
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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