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Updated December 20, 2017
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Capistrano USD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, benefits, schools, students

    Cons

    Inability to get part time contracts

    Advice to Management

    Allow more shared or part time contracts


  2. "Teacher Review"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capistrano USD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The induction program is easy, the kids are incredible, and all teachers have their own classrooms for the most part.

    Cons

    Lower pay than other districts in Orange County, worse benefits.

  3. "HIgh performing district"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capistrano USD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teachers and staff support each other and most often work together toward common goals.

    Cons

    District/board make decisions at times without consulting their own employees that are 'in the midst' of it all.

    Advice to Management

    Seek more advice from employees out at the school sites before making decisions that affect them. Think about what is best for students first.


  4. "Independent facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Independent Facilitator in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Facilitator in San Juan Capistrano, CA

    I have been working at Capistrano USD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Watching the growth of our students over a four year period. They come from the completetion of high school and graduate our program at age 22. After graduating from our program they live as independently as possible.

    Cons

    Work is quite physical as I am responsible for students with special needs.

    Advice to Management

    I have had a very good management experience


  5. "Instructional Assistant Preschool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capistrano USD part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment and benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours for Part time


  6. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    politics can get in the way of common sense stuff


  7. "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan Capistrano, CA

    I have been working at Capistrano USD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, for decent work

    Cons

    Lacking in some education for the staff, some tenured employees lose all motivation.

  8. "Part-time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Capistrano USD part-time

    Pros

    The staff I work with are great. My supervisor is really nice, understanding, and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    No 2nd shift available on a permanent basis. Only as a substitute.


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    "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Capistrano USD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many Blue Ribbon Schools in the District.

    Cons

    This district pays their substitute teachers one of the lowest hourly payments paid for their service.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your substitute teachers better by paying them better.


  10. "Substitute Independence Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful school district. They have a very easy sub scheduling website that makes your life so much easier. I enjoy the ability to go to different school sites or pick one specific school site.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


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