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Caddo Parish Schools Reviews

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Caddo Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins
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  1. "Math Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefit, only work for 9 months out of the year, no 2 days are ever the same, great people

    Cons

    Some of the downsides are dealing with young people who don't care, dealing with state on student achievement which doesn't do statistics the correct way

    Advice to Management

    Plenty of room for advancement, in fact they encourage and pay for advance degrees


  2. "bus driver..its okay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Caddo Parish Schools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    love the schedule. some routes long others short. if you make good with bosses in office they do good by you. if they hate you.. well you on your own.... have benefits, pay about 80 a day for rgular drivers and about 56 a day.

    Cons

    the office team. not a team. dont seem to care for drivers. and schedule may not be good for evrybody


  3. "They are in for a RUDE awakening when the charters come!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Principal
    Former Employee - Assistant Principal

    I worked at Caddo Parish Schools full-time

    Pros

    Working with children
    Working with many individuals who share your passion
    Health/life benefits

    Cons

    Incompetent school administrators more interested in having a title than actually getting up from behind their desks.
    "Who-you-know" method of employment..
    Relatively low salary compared to comparable school districts w/ similar demographics, issues
    Like EBR and about 10k less/yr of experience than neighboring DeSoto Parish (which has less problems).
    Moves ineffective principal of a FAILING school to central office for an obscure job where he will continue making an almost 90k salary!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's going on in education in Louisiana. With the amount of failing schools in the parish, and the drop-out rate it is only a matter if time before schools are duly taken over by the state and subsequently charters. Hiring your niece, fellow club member, of person you grew up with may not always be the best method or staffing a school or administration...but don't take my word for it. People from the north with their new-fangled, "school reform" are just dribbling at the jaws for these schools and Caddo Parish is playing right into their hands!


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  5. "Okay, better than some."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement Package. Helping Kids is the best, even when not working directly with them.

    Cons

    Salary compatible, but State controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to keep everyone employed. Combining multiple jobs that are not related into one to avoid hiring is a disaster waiting to happen. Hire quakified consultants to do that type of job combinig research for you.