Palmdale School District

  www.psd.k12.ca.us
  www.psd.k12.ca.us

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    Great for Substitutes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at Palmdale School District part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Automated call system and online access to jobs through subfinder.
    Pay is comparable to pay in areas of LA County with a higher cost of living.
    The district covers K-8, with many schools within a relatively small geographical boundary.
    Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The hourly pay seems to be decreasing, which is the case for pretty much all subs in LA County.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train secretaries on how to interact with subs and make sure ahead of time that 1) subs have a handout with Bell Schedule, including grade level transitions such as lunch, recess, and snack time, 2)That there is a working clock in the classroom the sub will be in , and 3) That subs are given keys that can open the classroom where they will be, and 4) Correct start time errors on the job description. Perhaps the time to start posted on subfinder should be the time the first bell rings , with instructions on how many minutes to arrive before that time as a standard practice across the schools. Also, all schools should be in session for the same length of time across the district.

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Palmdale School District Interviews

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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Palmdale School District in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application, resume, and supporting documents such as college transcripts, test-passing verification, recommendation letters, etc. I was then contacted and invited for an interview with the Certificated specialist. There might have been one more person that I interviewed with, but sadly, I don't remember that far back.

    Interview Questions
    • "You arrive at a classroom and there are no lesson plans. There are no other teachers in your grade available to ask about the curriculum, and the office isn't answering their phone. What do you do?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations. They have a standing salary which is offered to all substitutes with a 30-day emergency credential.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.psd.k12.ca.us
Headquarters Palmdale, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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