Colton Joint Unified School District

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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Certificated teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team collaboration, always feel comfortable asking for ideas through district. Great support from administrators. Great peers, and sense of community.

    Cons

    The biggest hurdle to get over is the ever changing curriculum ( or new acronym, or gadget, or program) it does feel as though the district throws money at different things to see what sticks.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas. Details are important, COMMUNICATION is important.


  2. Lots of 'isms

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Depending on which site you work at, you feel like a family.

    Cons

    Politics, favoritism, and nepotism play huge roles in the district so promotions on merit are rather rare. Not flexible with change. If someone doesn't like you and they are friends with board members, expect to be let go soon. Huge employee turnover because of these reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hard working employees, not just the ones who are related to your bosses.


  3. Good experience as Substitute Teacher at Colton Unifiied

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    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Colton, CA
    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs available, worked daily. Opportunity for long term assignments if they see you're a good sub and hard worker. Friendly staff at most schools...good schools, great employer over all.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of...I never had any complaints!


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  5. Change is slow and there is no ability to move up unless you are a teacher and/or related to someone.

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility if you are non-management since you are protected by a union.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, change is not acceptable to most, promotions are political and not based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in management positions who are not teachers. Need a good balance. Placing teachers in management positions with no business training/background is the reason why old processes are in place.


  6. Friendly environment but no room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Service Worker I in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Nutrition Service Worker I in Fontana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible time off If you work full time benefits are paid for.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on taking care of employees and their needs.


  7. Great District

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small class size (20-1 in k-3 and 30-1 in grades 4-6). Fully paid benefits.

    Cons

    Teaching to the state test - no time to do fun things. Teachers given a daily schedule outlining when to teach each subject - little to no flexibility.


  8. fine without the politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA

    Pros

    Make a difference to kids

    Cons

    politics; decision made based on politics and not what is best for kids and district

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Great

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    Current Employee - Substitue Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitue Teacher
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of school and can work everyday

    Cons

    Kids can be tough to work with.



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