Jefferson County Schools (Colorado)

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Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
9 Reviews

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    Bus Driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with great co workers
    We transport some great kids

    Cons

    The Prorate can make you earn less than minimum wage depending on when you bid a route
    2014 need OnStar for Buses
    Need better buses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be Hazard pay in the winters when there should be no school but kids are still going!
    Prorate should be adjusted on case by case basis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    great people work here

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Littleton, CO

    Pros

    There is a clear drive to be the best, treated fairly by administration. I feel that people and families are a priority

    Cons

    The expectations do not match the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running a School like a private business does not work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Going down the tubes fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    Pros

    Below the BOE, there is a deep and honest desire to do right by the children in our schools. Innovation never stops.

    Cons

    New BOE majority has no background in education and therefore lacks the understanding of how funds should be allocated. Employees have taken wage reductions (3%) and have not received a pay increase in 5 years. No contribution to 401K. Outrageous cost to employees for health benefits. After forcing a very successful Superintendent out early, they now want someone with a military background to lead the District. Since when did children in Pre-K through 12th grade become soldiers????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leading a school district of 84,000 kids and 12,000 employees has no room for politics. Instead of trying to satisfy the extremists, please focus on what children need, listen to those who came before you and learn about topics before making decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Public Schools

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    Former Employee - Para Educator  in  Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Para Educator in Westminster, CO

    Pros

    People were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Low pay for work required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about increasing pay and giving credit where it's due.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Going through some major challenges right now.

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional  in  Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Lakewood, CO

    Pros

    Working with children was extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    A job working in a school can be affected mostly by the administration you work directly under. I worked for several principals, only 1 of which led our school in a productive and positive direction. New Controversial School Board divided between 2 liberal and 3 conservative members that ousted the superintendent. A lot of transformation right now, especially with these challenges and the changes occurring within the Board of Education and the teacher evaluation system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Underfunded

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    Current Employee - Para Educator  in  Arvada, CO
    Current Employee - Para Educator in Arvada, CO

    Pros

    I haven't found any pros working from the school. The kids are wonderful, but not the school as a business.

    Cons

    The position is underfunded and underappreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Facilities Services

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager  in  Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager in Golden, CO

    Pros

    Good people that are dedicated to giving the kids a good education and a great educational start.

    Cons

    Large with many varying priorities. Lack of long term community support forfunding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making staff important.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great district to work for

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Littleton, CO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my colleagues and the curriculum.

    Cons

    not efficient with time ie too many pointless meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting adventure in the public sector

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I believe that if you get into the right school, this can be a rewarding place to work

    Cons

    Principals have too much power; employees are not valued for their professional skills and knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The power structure needs work. Community sups should spend more time making sure there is consistency across schools and principals are accountable to employees, so that it truly can be "all about kids" and not all about power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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