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South Bend Community School Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
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    One of the largest employers in South Bend

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Is trying to be progressive and move forward with the trends in education that are beneficial to student learning. No real raise in 4 years.

    Cons

    Problems with follow through, communication and having a even flow between higher ups and teachers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    My experience was challenging but worthwhile.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff and administration at the school level are excellent to work with. Everyone pitches in to help in some very challenging situations.

    Cons

    The student body has several social issues. When a staff works with a parent it frequently becomes apparent that the issues come from household culture. District level administration is wary to follow their progressive discipline polices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Following your student body discipline policies, it will create a better learning environment for your students and attract more education focused students to your district.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Team oriented environment at Jackson Middle School within SBCSC

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    Current Employee - Permanent Substitute Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Permanent Substitute Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Personally rewarding to teach children in need and feel you are making a difference.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the individuals at the bottom more, many outstanding individuals leave due to lack of compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    SBCSC is outstanding from the ottom up, but is top- heavy with overpaid, ineffective administrators.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    challenging, with great, dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    poor support and communication from administrators

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve admin involvement in discipline... create alternatives for under achieving and behaviorally challenged students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Can be a roller coaster

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There seems to be many opportunites for training. The district tries to provide additional earning opportunities for staff like taking advantage of extracurricular activites and private grants,

    Cons

    Many programs and iniatives create busy work and large paper work loads. Many are not effective or not given enough time to take hold. Senior administration is not effective in producing policies that create positive educational environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a strong classroom level look on how to support staff in building positive education environments,

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not the employer it used to be :/

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love working with the kids

    Cons

    Money and benefits are no longer there. Everyone is paranoid they will lose their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8.  

    LAY OFFS!!!

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    Current Employee - Parapro  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Parapro in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School

    Pros

    Working with children, medical, paid days off

    Cons

    LAy offs all the time. BAD kids. poor education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together

  9.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School

    Pros

    work with kids in educational setting

    Cons

    salary, class sizes, work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review salary packages and class sizes; keep children's needs first especially children in poverty; pare down administrative costs and salaries

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Community School

    Pros

    Because most of the people who work for this school corporation are family oriented, therefore it is easy to attain a good work/life balance. If you are a full time employee, there is a great health care plan.

    Cons

    As is the case in education, most employees are underpaid. In recent years, the school corporation has undergone many changes and is still making changes that can affect the quality of work. Many schools are on academic probation, and this can cause a heightened stress level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to ride the rollercoaster ride that can come along with working at a public school. Many changes are being made, and unfortunately, many more need to be made to ensure a quality education for children in this community

  11.  

    One of the best volunteer gigs I have done.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South Bend Community School

    Pros

    The best part of working for the SBCSC is the students and teachers at South Bend James Whitcomb Riley High School.

    Cons

    When there is low team spirit. Also those times the team does not work together and the Wildcat does not fire up the team to victory.

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