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New Survey: Describe the current condition of the international school building you work at.

July 17, 2013


A new survey has arrived!

Topic:  Describe the current condition of the international school building you work at.

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We all probably wish we could be working at a brand new, purpose-built school, but that is definitely not the case at most international schools.  Some international schools are even situated in buildings that weren’t designed for schools at all.  Some international school teachers have been told that their school will temporarily be housed in a non-school like building, only to find out 10 years later that the schools is still there!

Then there is the director/school board that officially decides to build a whole new building for their international school.  Sounds great and exciting at first, but the process of getting new building takes years and years!  Not so exciting then for the international school teachers that plan to leave the school after a couple of years.  Though sometimes the new building plans just disappear and never end up even happening at all.

Some teachers (and students) get lucky and finally get their new purpose-built building, but only to find out that it is located in a part of the city that is basically in the middle of nowhere.  Some of us might want to sacrifice and keep working in the old building that was closer to the center of the city!

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It is important to note that not all of us desire to work in a super new school building, some of us like the older feel and quite enjoy working in a building that has a lot of character and history.  But there is nothing worse though than having a classroom that is not the right size, not able to accomodate certain new technologies, has mold problems, etc.

So, go ahead and vote to describe the current condition of the international school building you work at.  Go to the homepage of International School Community and submit your vote today!  You can check out the latest voting results here.