Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

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Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Can't spell absurd without ARUSD

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Alum Rock Union Elementary School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The kids and their families; starting salary higher than most other places in the Bay; (mostly) caring teachers and staff

    Cons

    Took 2 years to negotiate a 1-year contract; 1st and 2nd year teachers laid off (excessed/non-re-elected) every year due to budget constraints since charters are moving in, yet some district personnel making lots of bank for reasons unbeknownst to me; admin did not want sped students mainstreamed; some schools get more funding than others (e.g. iPads for a new school); some schools do not teach science and social studies for their test scores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think about what's best for the kids in every decision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    There is a reason they don't have or keep substitute teachers!

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

    Pros

    Great school teaching experiences. The principals seemed engaged and anxious to do a good job. The teachers were good and organized.

    Cons

    Corrupt HR staff. Disorganized scheduling; incompetent communication; avoidance of dealing with issues and did not pay for days worked. Stay away from this district.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    interesting

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    Current Employee - Resource Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Resource Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

    Pros

    The hours are great to have a balanced life

    Cons

    compensation is low
    organization is NOT where it needs to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the students in this district by giving them excellent teachers and a quality education-not sub-par education and teachers

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  5.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

    Pros

    Bonus when started teaching was good.

    Cons

    Burnout was high for new teachers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better PD

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