taxpayer

Greer, SC

#1 Aug 19, 2014
How can a teacher that works OUTSIDE their school district substantiate their child going to the school that they work at?
really

Greeneville, TN

#2 Aug 19, 2014
taxpayer wrote:
How can a teacher that works OUTSIDE their school district substantiate their child going to the school that they work at?
I don't know their situation , but would assume it's the only way the child can be assured someone will be home at the same time. For exanple., if the child attends school in another district and rides the bus.....who will be home to protect the child until parent gets off work? By attended school at the same place the parent works ...the child is always gonna have someone with them. And BTW....most teachers don't get off work at 3
know someone

Greeneville, TN

#3 Aug 19, 2014
really wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know their situation , but would assume it's the only way the child can be assured someone will be home at the same time. For exanple., if the child attends school in another district and rides the bus.....who will be home to protect the child until parent gets off work? By attended school at the same place the parent works ...the child is always gonna have someone with them. And BTW....most teachers don't get off work at 3
my guess they know someone in high places. around this school district, it ain't important about nothing but knowing someone who knows someone and you can do anything you darn well please.
really

Greeneville, TN

#4 Aug 20, 2014
know someone wrote:
<quoted text>
my guess they know someone in high places. around this school district, it ain't important about nothing but knowing someone who knows someone and you can do anything you darn well please.
There are hundreds of students going to school outside their district in this county. All one has to do is register and if there is room....then your in. If its city you pay a tutition if you don't live inside city limits. Its a simple process......for city or county.....no one needs to know someone high up.
South Greene Resident

Johnson City, TN

#5 Aug 20, 2014
really wrote:
<quoted text>
There are hundreds of students going to school outside their district in this county. All one has to do is register and if there is room....then your in. If its city you pay a tutition if you don't live inside city limits. Its a simple process......for city or county.....no one needs to know someone high up.
It is a common perk for teachers' children to be allowed to attend the school where they work in countless school districts across the country. In Greene County it is my understanding that county teachers' children are guaranteed a slot in the city. However, unless something has changed, a county resident getting their kid into city schools isn't quite that easy. We were put on a waiting list to get into city schools and told not to hold our breath...that it would likely be several years! It wasn't that important so we just enrolled our kids in county. In retrospect it wasn't such a bad thing.

The thing that I have never seen and don't understand is the common practice of allowing a mother to have her own child in her classroom...that is a big no-no in other school districts...substitute teachers are usually not even allowed to sub a class that houses their child. Also, I have seen several county teachers pull their kids from city school just so they could teach them for one year and then put them back in city. I don't get it.

And, just like everything else in Greene County/City, it pays off big to know someone up high, have the right last name, and go to the right church. Anyone who thinks otherwise is already privileged to be a lifetime resident, with the right last name, going to the right church, and thus gets a free pass and has never encountered the word "no."
Gville Mom

United States

#6 Aug 20, 2014
South Greene Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a common perk for teachers' children to be allowed to attend the school where they work in countless school districts across the country. In Greene County it is my understanding that county teachers' children are guaranteed a slot in the city. However, unless something has changed, a county resident getting their kid into city schools isn't quite that easy. We were put on a waiting list to get into city schools and told not to hold our breath...that it would likely be several years! It wasn't that important so we just enrolled our kids in county. In retrospect it wasn't such a bad thing.
The thing that I have never seen and don't understand is the common practice of allowing a mother to have her own child in her classroom...that is a big no-no in other school districts...substitute teachers are usually not even allowed to sub a class that houses their child. Also, I have seen several county teachers pull their kids from city school just so they could teach them for one year and then put them back in city. I don't get it.
And, just like everything else in Greene County/City, it pays off big to know someone up high, have the right last name, and go to the right church. Anyone who thinks otherwise is already privileged to be a lifetime resident, with the right last name, going to the right church, and thus gets a free pass and has never encountered the word "no."
Your opinion doesn't matter STHU and go put up your NUTS ! So you're Mom taught school , you go to a Big Named Chirch , and are the Fakest person in Greene County you can fool some people sometimes , but you can't fool ALL people All of the Time ! You're credibility is ruined , everyone knows you're a CON ARTIST you must be BFFs with Word woman or you're her unregistered male version.
drug tested

Bristol, TN

#7 Aug 20, 2014
Gville Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Your opinion doesn't matter STHU and go put up your NUTS ! So you're Mom taught school , you go to a Big Named Chirch , and are the Fakest person in Greene County you can fool some people sometimes , but you can't fool ALL people All of the Time ! You're credibility is ruined , everyone knows you're a CON ARTIST you must be BFFs with Word woman or you're her unregistered male version.
and this is why everybody working with our children need to be drug tested!!!!!!
Really

Greeneville, TN

#8 Aug 20, 2014
South Greene Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a common perk for teachers' children to be allowed to attend the school where they work in countless school districts across the country. In Greene County it is my understanding that county teachers' children are guaranteed a slot in the city. However, unless something has changed, a county resident getting their kid into city schools isn't quite that easy. We were put on a waiting list to get into city schools and told not to hold our breath...that it would likely be several years! It wasn't that important so we just enrolled our kids in county. In retrospect it wasn't such a bad thing.
The thing that I have never seen and don't understand is the common practice of allowing a mother to have her own child in her classroom...that is a big no-no in other school districts...substitute teachers are usually not even allowed to sub a class that houses their child. Also, I have seen several county teachers pull their kids from city school just so they could teach them for one year and then put them back in city. I don't get it.
And, just like everything else in Greene County/City, it pays off big to know someone up high, have the right last name, and go to the right church. Anyone who thinks otherwise is already privileged to be a lifetime resident, with the right last name, going to the right church, and thus gets a free pass and has never encountered the word "no."
Not sure why you are bringing a church into this, but I sure hope I am not going to the wrong church. Maybe you would possibly tell me where a right church is.
South Greene Resident

Johnson City, TN

#9 Aug 20, 2014
Gville Mom I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't post here very often so apparently I am not in whatever foul-mouthed loop you are in. I have no reputation and don't know who I am supposed be trying to fool???
As for Really, this is the Bible Belt and being a regular church goer (Wednesdays included) is a deciding factor in everything from being on a school committee (as my church attendance was brought into question by my child's principal during a parent-teacher conference) to getting a job (as I have been asked this question during an interview!). Just relating my family's experience in Greeneville....This town is a hard nut to crack.(And, that's all NUTS have to do with this conversation.)
Presbymethbaptis t

Greeneville, TN

#10 Aug 20, 2014
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure why you are bringing a church into this, but I sure hope I am not going to the wrong church. Maybe you would possibly tell me where a right church is.
I would guess the ones on Main Street.
New Kid

Bluff City, TN

#11 Aug 20, 2014
South Greene Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a common perk for teachers' children to be allowed to attend the school where they work in countless school districts across the country. In Greene County it is my understanding that county teachers' children are guaranteed a slot in the city. However, unless something has changed, a county resident getting their kid into city schools isn't quite that easy. We were put on a waiting list to get into city schools and told not to hold our breath...that it would likely be several years! It wasn't that important so we just enrolled our kids in county. In retrospect it wasn't such a bad thing.
The thing that I have never seen and don't understand is the common practice of allowing a mother to have her own child in her classroom...that is a big no-no in other school districts...substitute teachers are usually not even allowed to sub a class that houses their child. Also, I have seen several county teachers pull their kids from city school just so they could teach them for one year and then put them back in city. I don't get it.
And, just like everything else in Greene County/City, it pays off big to know someone up high, have the right last name, and go to the right church. Anyone who thinks otherwise is already privileged to be a lifetime resident, with the right last name, going to the right church, and thus gets a free pass and has never encountered the word "no."
Quite frankly I tire of seeing so many on this site blame their failures on not knowing the right people. I am not from Greene County. I moved here several years ago for my husband's job. I have no family in the area. My children all played sports. I never felt slighted because I didn't know the right people or because we didn't have the right last name. A little courtesy, manners, and a good attitude will get you farther than "knowing the right people" or "having the right last name" ever will. Stop using excuses and make things happen for yourself.
South Greene Resident

Johnson City, TN

#12 Aug 21, 2014
New Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Quite frankly I tire of seeing so many on this site blame their failures on not knowing the right people. I am not from Greene County. I moved here several years ago for my husband's job. I have no family in the area. My children all played sports. I never felt slighted because I didn't know the right people or because we didn't have the right last name. A little courtesy, manners, and a good attitude will get you farther than "knowing the right people" or "having the right last name" ever will. Stop using excuses and make things happen for yourself.
I guess your experience has been a far different one than mine. I have spoken with plenty of others who have moved here who find Greeneville a very unfriendly town to navigate in terms of service providers, employment, and fairness in the schools.
My children too have played sports, but I stand by my claim that it is who you know that makes things happen here. It is certainly not solely skill that lands a child on the team (it has plenty to do with if their parents are teachers or if their parents are in the Booster Club especially in the elementary grades).
And, if you look at who is teaching your kids, they are either born and raised in NE TN or they have gone back to school here after they re-located. This information can be found on every single school website. Meanwhile there are dozens of highly qualified educators who have relocated here with excellent references sitting at home with the careers in the toilet while a new college grad with zero experience who is from this area is moved into any available slot. Outsiders I know have only found employment in the schools hereif they drive to more progressive neighboring school district in another county.
Finally, I have perfectly good manners and continue to earn an education above the two degrees I already have to try and keep myself a viable employment candidate. These efforts just don't pay off in Greene County. If only I had a pair of metatarsal boots I could leave my kids at home alone all the time and take work on second or third shift or maybe work at Wal-Mart.
So, I am not making excuses. My attitude when I moved here was over the moon. The people seemed friendly enough, the land was beautiful, but the bloom has since come off the rose. Overall here our experience here has been less than satisfactory. So glad you have had an easy time of it, just not the case for everyone.
New Kid

United States

#13 Aug 21, 2014
South Greene Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess your experience has been a far different one than mine. I have spoken with plenty of others who have moved here who find Greeneville a very unfriendly town to navigate in terms of service providers, employment, and fairness in the schools.
My children too have played sports, but I stand by my claim that it is who you know that makes things happen here. It is certainly not solely skill that lands a child on the team (it has plenty to do with if their parents are teachers or if their parents are in the Booster Club especially in the elementary grades).
And, if you look at who is teaching your kids, they are either born and raised in NE TN or they have gone back to school here after they re-located. This information can be found on every single school website. Meanwhile there are dozens of highly qualified educators who have relocated here with excellent references sitting at home with the careers in the toilet while a new college grad with zero experience who is from this area is moved into any available slot. Outsiders I know have only found employment in the schools hereif they drive to more progressive neighboring school district in another county.
Finally, I have perfectly good manners and continue to earn an education above the two degrees I already have to try and keep myself a viable employment candidate. These efforts just don't pay off in Greene County. If only I had a pair of metatarsal boots I could leave my kids at home alone all the time and take work on second or third shift or maybe work at Wal-Mart.
So, I am not making excuses. My attitude when I moved here was over the moon. The people seemed friendly enough, the land was beautiful, but the bloom has since come off the rose. Overall here our experience here has been less than satisfactory. So glad you have had an easy time of it, just not the case for everyone.
Perhaps this is just a case of "you get what you look for." It seems we have developed two different attitudes about the same town. I have found this town friendly and welcoming overall. However, as a rule I do avoid complainers and people who look for excuses. While I have encountered some of the typical "redneck" mentality, I brush this off and focus on the better aspects of the town. I have met several teachers who have relocated to this area and were hired without knowing anyone. I see the same complaining and blaming attitude often on Topix, but this is not the attitude I typically encounter from the people I know in town. Which Is precisely why I do not frequent this site often. There is so much negativity that really isn't reflected in the majority of the citizens.
nolichuckey mom

Zirconia, NC

#14 Aug 21, 2014
Yes it's true. If you are a teacher or an aide and teach outside you're district it's a unspoken privilege for your kids to attend the school which you work.
Teach

Greeneville, TN

#15 Aug 24, 2014
South Greene Resident, county teachers kids go on a waiting list too if their out of zone. You are crazy to think otherwise. As far as teaching our own kids, most don't want that, but if they both are at the same school it could happen. There's no law against it, and measures are put in to place to not test your own child during state tests. So if you would like to teach your own child... You said you have a teaching degree so pull them and home school them. You don't have to be certified to do it! As far as people getting teaching degrees and being from around here and knocking you out of a position, go back home and get a teaching job there especially since the bloom has come off the rose.
South Greene Resident

Johnson City, TN

#16 Aug 28, 2014
Teach wrote:
South Greene Resident, county teachers kids go on a waiting list too if their out of zone. You are crazy to think otherwise. As far as teaching our own kids, most don't want that, but if they both are at the same school it could happen. There's no law against it, and measures are put in to place to not test your own child during state tests. So if you would like to teach your own child... You said you have a teaching degree so pull them and home school them. You don't have to be certified to do it! As far as people getting teaching degrees and being from around here and knocking you out of a position, go back home and get a teaching job there especially since the bloom has come off the rose.
Point being any teaching candidate with a valid certificate, excellent references, and experience should not play backseat to a newbie with no experience. That only happens in Greeneville. As, long as I am in Greeneville, this is home, why shouldn't I have a fair shot at taking a job here?

And, I am tired of being told that my less than satisfactory experiences are all my fault. Sorry, it just isn't so. I am polite, well spoken and more than qualified for most teaching an other positions for which I have interviewed. I stand by my statement. It is way more about who you know, not how qualified you are.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greeneville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
amanda everhart 2 hr White boy Bob 9
What's GVDC gonna turn into ? 4 hr Atticus Finch 24
Do you believe in God? 5 hr Atticus Finch 12
Publix Has Finally Arrived! 5 hr Atticus Finch 31
Miranda Finley 6 hr Curious 1
Billy bowman 7 hr just wondering 8
cya 7 hr Atticus Finch 10

Greeneville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Greeneville Mortgages