Irving Independent School District

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Irving Independent School District Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
10 Reviews
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Irving Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Dana T. Bedden
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  1.  

    Good working conditions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District

    Pros

    Benefits and work environment good people

    Cons

    None so far that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to employee concerns

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    Internship turned temporary career.

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    Former Employee - Equipment Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at Irving Independent School District as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A good place to fill educational requirements, such as mandatory internships. Most of the facilities are up to code and well kept.

    Cons

    Little to no pay or compensation for your time other than the school credit. Half the time you don't even receive credit for your provided services, and they often time refuse to help with pursing other career avenues. Your best bet is to find one specific person you worked with for a reference rather than counting on the school district. Not much is done to assume student success, especially those that aren't interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It was a good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Irving, TX

    I worked at Irving Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff at our school really tried to work together. The administration at my school worked hard to make sure the teachers were given any help they needed.

    Cons

    Many hands are tied when it comes to doing what is best for kids. The district seemed data focused and not student focused. The more data we gathered, the less time we had to actually teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The root of the problem is with the education plan at the state government level.

    Recommends
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    A difficult experience, very little support from upper level administration.

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    Former Employee - Staff  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in Irving, TX

    I worked at Irving Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The support staff I worked with at my campus was wonderful.

    Cons

    Very little support from the administration building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people that make it possible for you to have the position you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I taught all levels of special education students their major course work.

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Irving Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love to make subjects understandable and exciting for students who struggle with understanding concepts.

    Cons

    There was no available curriculum to use for my students which i then had to go to the teacher store and select it for myself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The school district has many good employees but over-emphasizes technology and has a fingers in every pie school board.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like working with technology, you will love Irving ISD. Lots of good teachers and staff workers. Buildings are mostly clean and well kept. Starting pay is higher than many other districts.

    Cons

    The school board forced out the last superintendent and his assistant superintendent and got rid of the curriculum program. Now they are starting over in both areas. The board also cut salaries for veteran teachers while increasing them for newer teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the effect of constantly asking more from your staff in terms of record keeping and non-teaching duties. If you are going to ask employees to sign a blank contract, be upfront with them about their compensation.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Irving ISD was very supportive of my paternity leave, and any other time needed for care taking.

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Teacher  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Teacher in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District

    Pros

    Speaking as a teacher, benefits are comparable to other districts in the region. Starting pay for a teacher is the highest in the region, $3k higher than DISD, GCISD, and FWISD.

    Cons

    Lots of required district training every year. Health insurance for a family seems expensive, $550 a month for the HD plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that the GT coordination needs to improve, along with assistance for employees acquiring the appropriate credentials. The district coordinates poorly with surrounding Regions in accepting training credits.

    Recommends
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    Overall, it is a good place to work if you have a family.

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District

    Pros

    holidays and vacations are the best.

    Cons

    not enough praise, you are treated lower as a para.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to all employee;s, not just teachers.
    Say hello every once and a while to those around you.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best!

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    Current Employee - Special Ed Inclusion Teacher  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Special Ed Inclusion Teacher in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, respect for ALL levels of employees

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for personal time given the fact that we're already given a Summer and Winter break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the paraprofessionals more! Entry level paras qualifies for government assistance. That's ridiculous.

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Campus Director
    Current Employee - Campus Director

    I have been working at Irving Independent School District

    Pros

    great boss, work was easy

    Cons

    pay was not good and workers was good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend

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