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Clay County School District Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Pay is low."

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Orange Park, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Orange Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The availability of schools provides the opportunity for a short commute.
    A new superintendent is getting rid of poor leaders.

    Cons

    It is easy for employees to become invisible when doing the job correctly.
    Little recognition for those who do the right thing.
    Low pay.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Orange Park, FL
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Orange Park, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Hours are from 8-3:30, you get most holidays, and summer vacation. You only have to do two evening events (open house or a family night).

    Cons

    Teaching jobs are demanding and stressful. There is constant trainings and professional development. You must pay money to certify and recertification.

  3. "Regular education teacher"

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    Current Employee - Elementary Education Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Elementary Education Teacher in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not as urban, smaller district. New superintendent is getting up to speed. Wants the district return to former high ranking status. He has already made great strides with repairing morale. He is cleaning house at county office to be rid of wasteful spending and ineffective employees.

    Cons

    Money. Curriculum needs revamping. As usual you spend $ out of pocket for classroom. Administration strengths vary and are very inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your school carefully. Demographics vary and staff often are not supported by their administration


  4. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, administration is pleasant, PLCs are during contracted hours.

    Cons

    Step increases are not recognized, either no annual raises or very small (this year we get about a 1.2% raise... last year it was maybe 1%... the 2 years prior, no raises).


  5. "ESE"

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    Current Employee - ESE Teacher in Middleburg, FL
    Current Employee - ESE Teacher in Middleburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clay County School District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small district, great administration, and new superintdent

    Cons

    No pay increase, not much ESE support to teachers

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to teachers


  6. "Depends on what you want"

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    Current Employee - Resource/Inclusion/Intervention Teacher in Celina, TN
    Current Employee - Resource/Inclusion/Intervention Teacher in Celina, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small schools, small county, good students

    Cons

    the same as above because it is all about who you know and who they think you are

    Advice to Management

    Quit bowing to family names, people that brown nose and check out the ones that WORK everyday


  7. "Rapidly going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Support Employee in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Support Employee in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clay County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not usually high stress--as far as actual work is concerned. Holiday time off. Still a 'family' environment in some schools (definitely not county office however) so enjoy that while it lasts.
    A lot of good people still holding on....

    Cons

    low pay. If you are a support person, you are paid peanuts and treated worse. Teachers get a small raise occasionally because not doing so is bad publicity. Admins seem to have had a couple raises last few years strangely enough.
    It is an environment of fear and backstabbing at the moment. That can all be pointed to the current superintendent and his sycophants. Hopefully the negativity running throughout the district can change with new blood coming in, but it will be a difficult transition. A number of the 'middle management' types at the district level and schools are just bad - a lot of experience and class retired the last few years and a lot the replacements are not up to the task.
    Insurance sucks and is expensive. A lot of facilities are old and dingy.

    Advice to Management

    Do us all a favor and leave. Need new management from the top all the way down starting in all of the departments at the county office level.

  8. "RN Staff Nurse"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Summers off, same schedule as kids.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and professional isolation.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to be competitive with other nursing specialties.


  9. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Orange Park, FL
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Orange Park, FL

    I worked at Clay County School District part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    . I worked with great staff from front office to custodians. I understand the process to be a sub has changed since I first started but at the time it was easy to get started Most of the time I knew ahead of time when I was going to sub.

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    Cons

    Occasionally I did not havel esson plans if a teacher had an emergency, but I figured it out.


  10. "HORRIBLE county"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clay County School District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you kiss the right person's butt, you will have endless opportunity

    Cons

    Everything else! Administration bullies teachers and everyone is part of a nasty clique. County reps do not help, they are purely judging you so DON'T ask for help to improve yourself. it will be seen as weakness. My administrator actually cussed me out and has people spy on me. I have never been as miserable as when I worked for their county.

    Advice to Management

    BACK OFF! The teachers are doing the best they can and your unsupportive nastiness is immature and you should be ashamed of yourself!


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