School Board of Alachua County

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School Board of Alachua County Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
7 Reviews
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    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 for 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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    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
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    Bad School Board!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County

    Pros

    There is not any pros in the school board of Alachua County. Students are miserable and teachers have to work harder then they should be.

    Cons

    The school board sucks. They don't know how to handle students, teachers, or anything school related. The made a useless policy of uniform for no good reason, that won't help the students at all. They cannot relate to students at all, making schools worse. The budget cuts are terrible. They are too lazy to come up with good ideas for money. The students are also blocked from websites that they need to use for school. The school board is too stupid to understand this, and instead should just unblock the computers, but keep record of their internet history. The school board is very disappointing, and should be changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourself you female dogs! Get better people to run the school board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for 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
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    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
  7.  

    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.

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  8.  

    Very unhappy working there.

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician

    I worked at School Board of Alachua County

    Pros

    Excellent time off, outstanding HR department, offer time to study and obtain IT certifications.

    Cons

    No room for growth, Very redundant work assignments, management does not discuss problems in ways for you to better yourself, Promotes people underqualified, always hiring within instead of giving outside people a chance to bring new ideas to department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better monitor staff and enforce that ALL IT staff have at least A+ Certification.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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