Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)

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Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) Superintendent Donna Hargens
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  1. I enjoyed the flexibility of this position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute School Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Substitute School Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its very flexible and you have choices of what age range you desire to work with.

    Cons

    The only con is not being able to have benefits

    Advice to Management

    A small benefit package for your subs


  2. Pretty good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Substitute Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Certified Substitute Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Although some of the kids can be challenging, the staff is great and supportive

    Cons

    There are some schools that have a very difficult population and it can be hard to do more than crowd control.


  3. Substitute Teacher

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    Current Employee - Substitute School Teacher in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Current Employee - Substitute School Teacher in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Able to choose your own assignments. Very flexible. Work when you want to.

    Cons

    Most jobs are in the south and west end. Sometimes there are not many jobs available.


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  5. substitute teacher

    Current Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to work when I want, I go to only 1-3 schools.

    Cons

    Not knowing when I will work. no pay over the summer


  6. substitute teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    many jobs available, good working atmospher

    Cons

    some schools are far away

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedule is predictable and consistent. The environment is very supportive. Trainings vary widely and help you succeed in your efforts.

    Cons

    Administration is dictating too much of classroom instruction. The PLC requirements are progressively worsening. The new PGES stuff is an excessive amount of work piled on top of what we already have to manage. While this may be beneficial for very new teachers (I think not, but maybe) it is not necessary for more experienced teachers. If I need assistance, I know where to get it by now. If I am a lazy teacher, no amount of administrative intervention is going to fix me.

    Advice to Management

    Back off of the PLC requirements. Initially, it was okay. Then the requirements progressed to meeting once per week, effectively taking 1/5 of a teacher's planning time. This is not okay. We need to be flexible.


  8. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary! My school has good administrative support. I have good teammates who are easy to work with. Many PD opportunities

    Cons

    Rough kids, lots of after school time expected, low parent involvement, no textbooks, no money for resources, can't get good subs, not enough subs working for JCPS so teachers are often asked to cover classes during planning periods

    Advice to Management

    Don't take away teachers' planning periods for any reason - ever! We already spend time working after school, at home on weeknights, and during the weekends even with the hour a day planning time. Since we don't have textbooks, it takes us more time to create our materials. We don't have time to waste.


  9. Instructional assistant

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    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were really great and not expensive

    Cons

    Ability for promotion- no real ability to move up

    Advice to Management

    I don't have anything to add


  10. I enjoy my job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary II in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Secretary II in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great manager and staff in my department, good time off policies

    Cons

    Not all departments in the organization run smoothly. Some members of management is ineffective.


  11. Its ok, but not much room for growth with in company

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of on the job training

    Cons

    Once a driver always a driver

    Advice to Management

    none



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