Hayward USD

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Hayward USD Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Hayward USD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great place to work, it fells like home

    Cons

    100% employee paid benefits it can be expensive

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but zero respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hayward USD

    Pros

    Staff is very nice and so are the majority of the students, rewarding

    Cons

    Low pay, you are not valued by management, poorly run by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect staff and hire an accountant! They waste so much money due to incompetence.

  3.  

    Things are turning in a positive direction.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Hayward USD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Higher pay than comparable school districts. New leadership is restoring trust and relationship. Seems to be more proactive than many school districts in preparation for the transition to Common Core. There is more attention being given to culturally responsive instruction EL students and African American students than has happened in over a decade.

    Cons

    Disfunction school board. Antagonistic culture at times, particularly between admin and the union. Long history of weak trust between admin and teachers. No health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that the relationship and trust that you are building well is still fragile. One of the biggest issues for maintaining that relationship and trust is longevity of administrators. The high turnover of administrators in HUSD has contributed heavily to the cynicism and skepticism of teachers and staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Professional all around.

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    Former Employee - Child Nutrition in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Child Nutrition in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Hayward USD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focused on education for all, I learned much while employed with HUSD.

    Cons

    Most employees seemed bored and anticipated retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't neglect looking down if you find yourself above your staff. Better yet, keep yourself level and you may see more of what is going on to make HUSD soar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    the experience was good at the school district

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    Current Employee - Duplicator Operator in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Duplicator Operator in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Hayward USD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    meet some great people to work with

    Cons

    hate once month pay period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice for upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    YEP Experience

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    Former Employee - Youth Enrichment Program Site Coordinator in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Youth Enrichment Program Site Coordinator in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Hayward USD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bi-weekly staff meetings were helpful in the sense that Coordinators could bounce ideas off each other.

    Cons

    At the school site, their was always constant shortage/rotating Program Leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of pulling from other sites, management should hire additional PLs at school sites to keep ratios of student to staff closer to 20:1

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good place to start

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    Current Employee - Youth Enrichment Program
    Current Employee - Youth Enrichment Program

    I have been working at Hayward USD part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hourly wage, easy schedule

    Cons

    Limits part time hours to under 20/week so they don't give health benefits. High rate of turn over for after school program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be less politics and more focus on providing good services to the children at the schools.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Depends which school you are at...

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    Former Employee - YEP Program Leader in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - YEP Program Leader in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Hayward USD part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with children can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Working with children can be very frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great teacher, but admin is inconsistent

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Hayward USD

    Pros

    The teachers at this school, with few exceptions, are excellent and really care about what they do. They are the only reason I have stayed for the whole year.

    Cons

    Tough population to work with
    admin is inconsistent with discipline
    as with all teaching jobs right now, it is extremely difficult to get full time work if you are new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up the teachers when discipline is needed. Do not threaten a consequence and not follow through - you should know this.

    Doesn't Recommend

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