Provo School District Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
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  1. Great coworkers

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not a good retirement set up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always give teachers the benefit of the doubt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of teaching is always and forever will be the kids. I loved working with them. I loved seeing them grow and helping them become better.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't really existent in the first few years of the job. I felt ignored often, because interns needed so much more help. Feedback was either you are doing everything great or you are doing everything wrong. It appeared to be based more on how management liked you than on actual performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that new teachers only have about 6 more weeks of experience than interns. Real, consistent, and constructive feedback will help teachers improve while just telling them they are doing great will promote stagnancy. On the other hand, telling teachers they are doing everything poorly will just dishearten them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Food Service

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Services in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Nutrition Services in Provo, UT

    I worked at Provo School District part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Predictable schedule: no weekends or holidays, free lunch

    Cons

    Management is not held accountable, lots of waste, nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It has it's problems, but they do ok.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very small district, seemed to be more opportunities for funding.

    Cons

    Too many corrupt administrators and teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. They do the best they can.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers (co-workers) who put in 100% all the time.
    Respectful students who work hard.
    Teaching resources are decent considering the low-budget.

    Cons

    Horrible administrations (principals, vp, etc..) that break rules to suit their fancy.
    Teachers that get paid to do nothing is really frustrating to witness and not be able to do anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and less secretive. Realize how much teachers actually do and how much administrators play around and get paid three times as much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. It's Ok but could do better

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Too much Micro Managing going on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Education

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    Current Employee - Education in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Education in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great to teach and be a part of students learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to live with salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Going up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. A Town Which Fully Supports Children and Educators But Is Bound by Mormon Worldview

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    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership, Very Family-Friendly and Willing to Try New Approaches to Teaching

    Cons

    Highly Conservative Culture Means No True Diversity of Thought, Although Artists Get A bit More Leeway Than Others

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. Wonderful opportunity to work with students but very limited chance for advancement

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Aid in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aid in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District

    Pros

    Talented teachers and multi-cultural children in classrooms. Fantastic co-workers and a positive environment. The students are bright and well behaved with lots of promise.

    Cons

    It seems that opportunities of advancement and higher positions are awarded not based on years completed at the school or educational background, but friendship with certain individual or their families. Also, certain people always get summer school positions, while others never seem to. Our schools are small communities and this dampens relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hiring decisions fairly and with full oversight. Do not have friends/acquaintances/former teachers conducting hiring interviews.

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