Federal Way Public Schools

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Great Drivers and Staff for the Transportation Department

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Current Employee - Bus Driver  in  Federal Way, WA
Current Employee - Bus Driver in Federal Way, WA

I have been working at Federal Way Public Schools

Pros

Everyone is very friendly and they will try to help you out the best they can. You get training to know their rules and you get training to take your CDL test. A lot of the kids are nice and you can talk to them.

Cons

Starting out and being there for quite a few years it will take a while to gain any seniority. So you may be working part time (20-25) for a very long time. You have opportunities to get extra work through middays and field trips, but that is based on seniority. As a sub you can get more hours sometimes, but you don't get any of the benefits or paid holidays.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You guys are all so caring and appreciative towards the drivers. Just keep being positive and you will be great!

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    Hard work in an environment that is not respected or regarded as important by management at any level.

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    Former Employee - Classroom Instructor
    Former Employee - Classroom Instructor

    I worked at Federal Way Public Schools

    Pros

    Co-workers, for the most part, were exemplary. Very well prepared staff, educationally and professionally, to take on the responsibilities of the education of youth. Good attitude of sharing among staff members in many cases and situations. The support staff on the district and school levels proved to be very helpful.

    Cons

    There existed a constant lack of respect on the part of management (supervisors, principals, assistant principals) of the teaching staff and the support staff. This lack of respect was particularly evident on both the school site and from the district office administrators, including the human resources directors. Even the support staff had serious reservations and was consistently cautious around and in view of administrative staff at all levels, district and school. There is a strong disconnect between management and worker in many of the schools within this school district.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adminstrators at both school and district levels need to come to grips with the reality that the teaching and support staff is on the same team as you are in the supposed leadership positions that you occupy. The feeling of mistrust and lack of respect that leadership demonstrates is infectious and is a cancer to the overall education process. The leadership echelon does NOT have the best interests of the student(s) at heart, and in spite of all of the "hype" to the contrary, that disrespect really stands out at all levels of "leadership." It seriously compromises the marvelous efforts of most of the teachers and support staff employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Way Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people! There is a very welcoming environment within any building in the district. The teachers are also very explicit when it comes to leaving notes for the substitues.

    Cons

    The students in the district can be a handful.

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