shopping for a school district...what is by you? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

hi all. i need to find a new school district to teach for. I am shopping around. mostly I am looking for nice folks, some sort of multiculturalism, and (if I could get my wish) someplace rural.

can you guys tell me the name of a school district near you? sometimes the nicest districts are advertised via word of mouth rather than heavy recruitment.

thanks everyone! :^)

-- Najia (, April 22, 2002


Well we can meet the nice folks requirements, but are pretty poor on multiculture needs. here is there web site. Cardington-Lincoln Local School District

-- Gary (, April 22, 2002.

Pine River school district, in Michigan. rated one of the top 5 in the state,, and always send kids to the national science competitions and such

-- Stan (, April 22, 2002.

-- Rose (, April 22, 2002.

I also teach and really understand the importance of your question. Too many times school districts, especially in the South will promise their perspective applicants many kudos about their schools, etc. Then after they hire you its entirely different. Especially again, in rural schools. Are you willing to relocate or remain in your area? Ihat area do you teach in. Prince Edward County schools in Farmville, VA is an excellent school system to work in. Its not as "political" as many. but then of course you know about politics if you teach.

I can pretty much tell you about schools in NY, AR, and NC.

Good luck and if i can help in any way let me know.

-- Bernice (, April 22, 2002.

Hey Bernice...we are neighbors! I'm in buckingham...give me an email shout!

-- julie (, April 23, 2002.

So all the problems you are having...guess you got the dreaded letter prior to April 15? For those of yo who do not know, a school division has until april 15 to decide to keep teachers. If you don't get a letter, you stay. Is this the same division that you stirred up the school board issue and the civil law suit? Did you also teach in the division? Or am I confused?

-- julie (, April 23, 2002.

If you're looking for a district that seems to have everything a teacher could want (decent pay, involved parents, etc.) you should look into teaching on a military base. Sunday's 60 minutes had a segment on them (parents are welcome in the schools, any time, for one thing, and they get time off from work to do so). They spent 15% more per student than the national average.

Only thing I disagreed with was that someone said people waited for 18 months to get into base housing (only those in base housing could send their kids to the on-base schools) solely because of the schools. People wait for base housing because it is so much cheaper than living off base, unless you are living with relatives.

I didn't tape it, but someone might have, or you could probably purchase a transcript of it from CBS.

-- GT (, April 23, 2002.

Julie, I didn't get "the dreaded letter" and I am not the one with the civil law suit. :) In fact, I had just finished signing my contract when we all became very sick. In addition to the other problems we have had, our kids are now on nebulizers and albuterol because of poor housing. The mold in our house had made them (and me) very sick. A pediatric specialist told us to move out of the house ASAP unless we wanted to watch our kids suffer from permanent respiratory damage. Its just not worth it to stick around.

-- Najia (, April 23, 2002.

ok has lots of rural schools, and needs decent teachers. give ok a look if you are wanting to relocate. most of the state is filled w/ nice people (but there are idiots like everywhere else) and the western part is pretty dry, i think (never been there, but i've heard a story or two) which should help w/ the mold. good luck

-- laura (, April 23, 2002.

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