Mesa County Valley School District

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Mesa County Valley School District Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
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  1.  

    Very good organization.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesa County Valley School District

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.

  2.  

    Teacher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    I have been working at Mesa County Valley School District full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping kids learn to discover and use advanced skills in their search for a place in this changing world. It is incredibly fulfilling.

    Cons

    I simply cannot raise my three kids and my minimal bills on a teaching salary schedule that is basically a pyramid scheme for the teachers who had no other options over the years and somehow hung on to make over 50 grand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a professional teacher a professional salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Mediocre employer and educator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesa County Valley School District full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are pretty much the only district for most of Mesa County, so they really don't have any competition.

    Cons

    Like many schools and districts, they have no idea what they are doing and are just throwing ideas at the wall, seeing if there are any immediate results and if they'll stick. They have teachers drop everything to try a new idea out and then never do any follow up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that it is actually the principal who is running the school and not the custodian like out at Loma Elementary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall a positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    I worked at Mesa County Valley School District

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with. Some of the support staff, such as accounting are outstanding.

    Cons

    If you get on someone's bad side, they can make life miserable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications between departments is often lacking.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Mesa County Valley school district is a positive place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    I have been working at Mesa County Valley School District

    Pros

    Real effort is taken to inservice employees. Opportunities are made available to interested staff. Support is made available to new teachers through a mentoring program. For out-of-district teachers, up to ten years are taken for salary consideration.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to administration. Initiation of MA program at local college means there is a decreased opportunity for some to be considered for a position in administration. Housing in the area has become pretty expensive for a teacher's salary. The district is having issues with overcrowding at some of its schools. The last bond election failed to pass, so no resolution is in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on bringing more of an equal sharing of technology (ex, prometheum boards, throughout the district)

    Recommends

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