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Great schools, great place to be a teacher.

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Former Employee - High School Teacher in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - High School Teacher in Fremont, CA

I worked at Fremont USD full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Recommends
Negative Outlook

Pros

Out of 59 districts with high schools in the 9-county Bay Area that I surveyed in 2007, FUSD ranked #2 in teacher salaries. For a teacher with my education and years of experience, I was paid $68 K/yr. They invest an awful lot of time and money in teacher development. Their data system, OARS, is fantastic. If compensation equals how much you value educators, then Fremont certainly shows it values teachers.

Cons

Some of the site Principals and Vice Principals aren't as bright as the teachers they supervise.

Advice to Management

Don't retaliate against teachers when they stand up to crazy parents. The classroom teacher is the professional and the parent is naturally biased. Otherwise, I would rate FUSD with an "A."

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  1. Three year decline

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Fremont USD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and one of the best in the East Bay.

    Cons

    The past year has seen the rise of much nepotism in promotions and hiring. Many of the Administrators at schools have management styles that would make the 1980s proud. Long time teachers know that they just have to hunker down and outlast the rotten administrators. Few principals have the desire to stay at school - their goal seems to be to move up to district staff ( here or other places) and not dedicate themselves to a school.

    Parent deportment has gone downhill: few involved in PTSA and many nasty attacks on teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Support your teachers against crazy and aggressive parents. Every district knows that fewer people are going into teaching and as staff retires who will back fill if the word is out that Admins will not back you up?


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    smoke and mirrors

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    Former Employee - Mobile Maintenance Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Maintenance Technician in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Fremont USD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are related to someone who already works it is easy to get in and you don't have to do much work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    If you take pride in your work and are dedicated, this is not the place for you. If you have a very brown nose, this is your place. Honesty is not encouraged and will get you in trouble. Just go with the flow and do not think and you will do okay. Low pay compared to outside.

    Advice to Management

    Remove teachers from management positions and run it like a business. Don't talk transparency - do it.


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