Fontana USD Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
6 Reviews
2.9
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pleasant experience, however benefits are non-existent for ROP part-time teachers who actually work full time hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ROP Teacher  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - ROP Teacher in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Fontana USD part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Getting to teach the subject you know best, supportive staff, cool working environment

    Cons

    No benefits even though you are working full time hours but are only paid for part time work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some type of benefits for part time teachers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Substitute Teacher

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Steady sub assignments if your are willing to cover Elementary, Middle, High, and Special Education teaching contexts, if you enjoy working with students of varying ages, attitudes, and learning abilities you will enjoy the job.

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to work two jobs, this job is no way to make a living. Base pay per deim is lowest in S.B. county. You also have no benefits, if you dont work you dont get paid, you wont have access to medical insurance, sick days, vacation pay, or retirement plans. You are a per deim as needed employee and are very expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great management support.

    Cons

    Budget problems due to State cut backs. Union rules protect employees based on seniority not competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more formal reviews and discipline procedures, so incompetent and unmotivated employees can be laid off instead of the last hired.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD

    Pros

    friends, job security, short commute

    Cons

    administration does not listen to teachers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to teachers, support teachers

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Going Down Hill Fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic Garage  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanic Garage in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD

    Pros

    Company owned equipment allows more time to diagnose

    Cons

    Always seem to be out of money for cola and benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the Union contract and Ed code

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, poor training and poor morale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD

    Pros

    YOu get great benefits (as do most government employees) and you get more vacation and holidays than most do. Many top managers seem to want to do better.

    Cons

    Little or no training for new employees, just dump you into your job. Management tolerates employees with poor skills or bad work ethics while laying off hard-working employees. Management seems to think it can attract quality employees by only offering ten-month positions and usually less than 8 hours per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at each employees with the mindset of who is most valuable and really contributions to the success of the district instead of pure senority. Fire those employees who do stupid and dangerous things instead of doing nothing because your don't want to go thru the hassle of paperwork to fire them.

    Doesn't Recommend

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