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Expected to do everything EXCEPT work directly with students.

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Current Employee - School Counselor  in  Reno, NV
Current Employee - School Counselor in Reno, NV

I have been working at Washoe County Schools

Pros

A lot of great people work for WCSD and the pay is fair. Plenty of opportunities for lateral movement if you end up at a school you don't like.

Cons

Community does not support the school district and leadership (in the counseling department) sold out all of the counselors a couple years ago. School counselors now act as paper pushers and file babysitters instead of actually spending time with kids that need help or guidance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let school counselors spend time with students instead of making them administer pet projects like RTI and PBS. These programs do have merit but why waste a counselors time babysitting files when somebody making much less could do the same job and clear up the counselors time to actually counsel and guide students.

Stop promoting worthless principals just to hide them from the public. These worthless principals end up pushing worthless agendas.

Other Reviews for Washoe County Schools

  1.  

    Personal life is non-existant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools

    Pros

    Sick time is reasonable, Vacation time is generous. Health benefits are better than most. Accountability is not expected and job performance is not measured.

    Cons

    Can't actually use sick or vacation time without a battle. Very unprofessional environment. Treated with disrespect and often bullied by senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually create a culture of respect and expect everyone to do their jobs. Eliminate the good ole boys once and for all. Stop eliminating the workers and hiring Directors. Learn to communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Reno Schools: Shop around before buying

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Teacher in Reno, NV

    I worked at Washoe County Schools

    Pros

    You don't have any choice if you want to teach in Reno, NV: they are a monopoly school district.

    Cons

    The administrators are overbearing and there's a huge administrator to teacher ratio, so your every move is questioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers are highly trained and experienced, so don't treat them in such an authoritarian manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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