Plano ISD Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Excellent School District

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher for 10 Years and Adult Trmp Now in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher for 10 Years and Adult Trmp Now in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is competitive, there are amazing selections of materials and software, and the staff and administration are dedicated to student success.

    Cons

    The problem with Plano ISD is the same problem all Texas ISDs have: No Child Left Behind and State mandates from legislators who have never been in a classroom and have no clue about the impact the mandates have on children.


  2. Secretary III

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best district to work for and in. A lot of team player atmosphere....

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about at all!


  3. Wonderful and supportive district

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Development and they treat you like a professional. They treat their teachers well and their students are the best. Really.

    Cons

    Although the curriculum is slightly outdated it is backed in research and has been honed by master teachers. Changes comes slowly, but it does come.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your first year teachers, give them frequent visits and compliments. Don't leave them in the shadows, they will leave.


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  5. Transportation and HR

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides service to entire Plano ISD area

    Cons

    Poor management, wasteful with costs, lack of integrity in dealing with employees, no consistent leadership

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more honest and straight forward, more integrity


  6. Loved it.....but

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, coworkers, learning environment for students

    Cons

    I lost my job because the principal did not personally care for me at Gulledge Elementary.


  7. Substitute Teacher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is equal to or better than most districts, but you must have a full bachelor's degree to be hired, so in that respective the pay is quite low for an individual with a degree - in terms of other kinds of work.

    Cons

    The yearly mandatory, albeit, unpaid training offers little value or substance - and is not intended to offer training for the job at hand,, and should not be referred to as "training" ; it is simply an unpaid annual requirement of the job each year for the purpose of filling out HR paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt the training videos that other districts have available for subs. The videos give instruction on everything from behavior management to lock down emergency. Subs should be paid for mandatory annual training, in my opinion.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great deal of team support

    Cons

    Pay dependent on tax rate and governor, sadly limits frequency of raises was hindered

    Advice to Management

    Get a little more down and dirty with those in the trenches


  9. Great District!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Each campus is different but I've worked at 3 different elementary schools. All of them have their own pros and cons. Teachers are treated well. Lots of ways to grow through different professional development

    Cons

    There are a lot of employees. Benefits are very expensive. Each campus is different so it depends who your principal is.


  10. Teaching in Plano ISD

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Support, Salary, Personnel, Location, Time on the job

    Cons

    Paperwork, Schedules, Administration changing criteria unexpectedly

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers teach, employees need to do the job they are hired to do


  11. Middle School Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent professional development opportunities, strong administration leadership on campus, competent staff, and competitive pay to surrounding districts

    Cons

    No teaching job is without disadvantages, but this is a school district I was extremely please with and proud to work for in my career



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