School Board of Alachua County Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. I'm a very worried about the school's with low income children because they seem to be heading for disaster.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, great hours, good resources. There tends to be a pretty good network of support when needed for new teachers. Dependent upon which school, the facilities are clean and up to date for the most part.

    Cons

    There is not enough accountability on the students end for their actions. Students are able to get away with almost whatever they want because of certain rules that are in place. The teacher's have almost no say towards disciplinary actions for events that occur in their own classroom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at School Board of Alachua County

    Pros

    Love the Kids! Love coaching! Love what I do!

    Cons

    No way to move up. Blindly changing software, methods, and expectations, without any explanation or reasoning. Too many chiefs that get paid way too much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. I loved helping the students. I really miss the kids but the administration i felt totally let the students down.

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    Former Employee - Sub Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Sub Teacher in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working there was seeing the children grow from the beginning of the year until the end of the year. Students really want to be held to high standards.

    Cons

    The fact that the Administration treats the students as if they are babies not learning students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acknowledging that Students are young people who will one day be running this world . Let the students grow as well as learn . Hold them responsible for their actions. I did and those kids love me for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Science Teaching is a career

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    Current Employee - Physical Science Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Physical Science Teacher in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at School Board of Alachua County full-time

    Pros

    teaching the kids all kinds of science

    Cons

    the peripheral computer software teachers are supposed to use, constantly updated, constantly difficult to use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    test software functionality with teachers before dumping it on them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. The government never gives enough to education

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at School Board of Alachua County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love my job and the experience of teaching. It is gratifying to impact the world through children.

    Cons

    The government keeps cutting funding that we desperately need and I often am trying to do the job of both teacher and parent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value education as a base for successful society.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Not the best qualified computer staff in the area.

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County

    Pros

    Good benefits, work conditions, vacation, sick leave, casual environment and work.

    Cons

    Low pay and bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better quality employees and management.

    Approves of CEO
  8. Decent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County

    Pros

    Teaching is a creative activity, and Gainesville is a great place to work. A university town, but there's enough going on culturally.

    Cons

    The pay is not great compared to other places in Florida. It depends on which school hires you, too, and the type of class you teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at Michelle Rhee's ideas. She is the Washington D.C. Superintendent, and I think her ideas, which include getting rid of tenure while raising salaries, are great.

    No opinion of CEO

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