Pajaro Valley USD

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Pajaro Valley USD Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Watsonville, CA

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

    Pros

    The casual working style of teachers.

    Cons

    Pay is low, but the location is good for folks living in Santa Cruz.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Meaningful relationships with grateful, caring parents; admin-heavy, rigid management

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    Former Employee - Educator in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Educator in Watsonville, CA

    I worked at Pajaro Valley USD (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Building relationships with students and their families; encouraging and supporting parent participation and empowerment.

    Cons

    Administration-heavy District; overly-focused on quantitative v qualitative evaluation of both staff and students; poor support for students with special needs - emphasis on denying rather than providing services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore opportunities for teacher initiative and creativity; support identification of and services for students with special needs; more money for teachers in the classroom; reduce class sizes: prioritize it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Classroom teacher

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Pajaro Valley USD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a job, very close to where I live. They always have lots of positions open.

    Cons

    Low salary, a lot of work. Many students in a classroom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great location, terrific kids, slow main office, and underfunded to the point of adding stress to your work-life.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Aptos, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Aptos, CA

    I have been working at Pajaro Valley USD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location, terrific kids, Aptos area schools have "easier" working conditions.

    Cons

    Tough to cope with the low funding that each school receives to handle its duties. One of the lowest paying teaching jobs you will ever find. The main office is really slow and prevents important things from getting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each school site is different. Get great admins like I did and you will soon forget all about the pay and fall in love with the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great group of people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Pajaro Valley USD full-time

    Pros

    Nearly everyone I've worked with at PVUSD has been wonderful. Decent enough benefits - a great place to get experience in a job. Great prescription drug coverage, dental, and vision insurance.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, even compared to other school districts. Health insurance doesn't quite cover as much as you are lead to believe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    great place to work when you have kids

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    Current Employee - Cafeteria Assistant in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Cafeteria Assistant in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Pajaro Valley USD

    Pros

    summers and holidays off. work 8am to 130pm

    Cons

    hard to move to another department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it easier to move to other departments

    Recommends

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