San Juan USD - Sacramento County

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San Juan USD - Sacramento County Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Certain Sites are stellar, depends on your personality

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I absolutely love working at El Camino Fundamental High School. Our principal and admin are supportive, and the world language department is one of the most harmonious. The students are working class, and the population diversifies more and more every year, including the arrival of new ELL students. I love the staff, and I find the parents to be involved and on the side of the teacher for the most part. The music students are some of the greatest kids you'll ever work with. I am proud of the number of intervention and support programs we offer to help our struggling students get back on track and become successful. Our fundamentals are Respect, Responsability and Readiness which most teachers model.

    Cons

    This is a tough district for new teachers. Even after 5-6 years you can be laid off or bumped by often less-than-competent/passionate teachers who are (voluntarily) surplussed from other schools. You may not find out until the week classes start what classes you'll teach. Math and Social Science depts experience the most tension, there are still some jaded teachers who grumble about Common Core or trying new approaches, but that's universally the case.. Regardless of which dept you teach in, new teachers still are subject to the antiquated 3+ years of teaching all lower-level and beginning students. It can be draining, you really have to advocate for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more strategic in retaining your talented teachers. Rigid teachers who don't meet the standard or connect with their students still rule the day, at the loss to the students and the school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great salary and benefits

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    Current Employee - School Principal in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - School Principal in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits package

    Cons

    There have been some leadership challenges over the last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chart your course and stick to it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    San Juan Unified was an Awesome area , and experience to work for

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher ECE Department in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher ECE Department in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved their modular programs. I found it to be a very interesting and successful way of teaching

    Cons

    I really loved working their, but I was a single mom with 2 children living in Ca. only making 8.50 an hour, which wasn't enough for my living expenses, So that was my fault.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Nothing unified about it

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    Current Employee - Administration in Carmichael, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Carmichael, CA

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once a great school district full of good people.

    Cons

    Decline in every area. Sincere people are hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    liquidate property, stop being paranoid and quit reading employee and family members Facebook, blogging post, 90 second screen captures and employees email. The problem there is a bottom up leadership. Leadership in central office is not capable of accepting responsibility, by design fault never lands on the district office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It was a fun experience.

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    Former Employee - Food Service
    Former Employee - Food Service

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work did not interfere with my school work, and I got to earn money. And I got to work with people I knew, so it was not boring.

    Cons

    Very little work hours, the max you can work is 30 minutes a day. The wage is minimum of eight dollars an hour. And you don't always get called to work, sometimes you do nothing and don't get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to use the third line more often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good as a temporary position, not easy for finding new employment.

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    Current Employee - Guest Teacher
    Current Employee - Guest Teacher

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County

    Pros

    Plenty of daily positions available, it is possible to work nearly 5 days a week.

    Cons

    Pay is low, especially for long term positions ($135 / day) If you factor in the extra hours of lesson planning, phone calling, etc you lose $/hr compared to the $100 flat rate for a 7-8 hour day-today positions. Nearby school districts start at $130 and move up.

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