Bakersfield City School District

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Bakersfield City School District Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Wonderful School District to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bakersfield City School District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers, wonderful morale, good compensation, wonderful pa,

    Cons

    Too much changing of admin

    Recommends
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    Bakersfield City Schools is a great district to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bakersfield City School District part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This district is very large; they handle employment for many schools operated in the greater Bakersfield area. As a substitute teacher, you can almost always be sure the telephone registration system will contact you to offer employment. In addition, substitute teachers can enroll in the districts insurance compensation payment system with SISC: Self-Insured Schools of California, which keep adding a percentage portion of your wages and it gains interest dividends for when you become unemployed (for whatever reason) you can withdraw money from this fund.

    Cons

    In the beginning it's sometimes hard to locate schools within a short time (if called in the morning, same day). But if called the evening before, it's much better because you can look it up online.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to administrators: Make sure they acquire information from the regular teacher as to where they are in the lesson: Chapter, page number, etc. Work students are supposed to do or turn in. Otherwise the substitute does not know what to have the students do and they have to improvise. This can be very tough while having to also handle classroom management with a classroom full of students eager to be directed to their next assignment...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    My experience with BCSD, has been the most rewarding experience I have had with a company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aid II in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Aid II in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Bakersfield City School District full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting very smart, friendly staff. Staff that is always wanting to help you and teach you, so your job performance can be better.

    Cons

    There are no cons, if you like children you are at the right job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bakersfield City School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers. District is supportive of their teachers and uses its resources to help the teachers help the kids learn. One of the best salary schedules in Kern County. My coworkers were helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    My principal was hard to please. She got me a coach because she didn't like the way I taught and because I was teaching a first/second grade combo and was having a hard time fitting everything in.. The coach and I came up with a good plan, but the principal got mad and told me the coach had no right to tell me how to do things. It was confusing,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the teachers to know what kind of support they need to best do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    BCSD = great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Bakersfield City School District

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work at the Bakersfield City School District is that, for once, it is being run by a superintendent who KNOWS education and how to best help our students. He is not scared of hard decisions and he never micro-manages. Overall, the environment is positive and people treat each with respect.

    Cons

    Being a governmental agency, we are subject to the irresponsible fiscal mis-management of the California state legislature. The district, therefore, doesn't have a reliable budget stream. Also, No Child Left Behind has imposed arbitrary and senseless restrictions on schools and districts with difficult student populations.

    A negative aspect of the district itself would be the rigid policies put in place in response to the plague of lawyers who are required to respond to abusive litigation from unions, disgruntled employees and psychotic parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so afraid. The media and lawyers aren't as powerful as they like to think.

    Recommends
  7.  

    typical school district....all up to the principal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bakersfield City School District

    Pros

    work with at risk kids where you can make a difference not only educationally, but in their personal lives as well.

    Cons

    easy to get bumped from school if you don't have a lot of experience, fluctuated student numbers cause increase or decrease in classes...you may have to change grades. I don't like jobs being given for seniority reasons instead of performance reasons....typical of education system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kids first...don't worry about whining teachers.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Its a pleasant evvironment to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I have been working at Bakersfield City School District

    Pros

    All the holidays and pay.

    Cons

    Once a month paychecks paid.

    Recommends

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