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Colton Joint Unified School District Reviews

Updated October 21, 2018
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and they helped me get started

    Cons

    There are not really any cons great place


  2. "CWA"

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    Former Employee - CWA in Colton, CA
    Former Employee - CWA in Colton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and that’s about it.

    Cons

    -If you are new they will load you with the majority of the work while the other CWA only does intra&inter transfers.
    -you will be paid 2 ranges below the other CWA
    -Coordinator favorites the other CWA but will tell you that you are her “right hand”
    -They will team up against you
    -very unprofessional; come in whenever they want leave whenever they want
    -you can be dismiss within your 1 year probationary period
    -a lot of nepotism, favoriticism, politics etc
    -union has favorites and work hand in hand with management soo learn your own contract
    -they really don’t care for the students and families there may be one or two people whom do; they really try to get them out by expulsion or by address verification
    -if the CWA doesn’t like you, she will tell coordinator to get rid of you since she’s really good friends with 2 of the board members
    -management passes down their work to others
    -“you can’t move up if you aren’t a teacher” & “ be careful of the director” said by the other CWA
    -Director won’t allow you to attend professional development such as Administrator Academy because “you have to be a teacher”

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work evenly, no fraternization, audit as to why you have a lot of employee turnover, fair pay, and most importantly care and work for the better of the students and their families.

  3. "Some good people in administration, but some administrators make the district look petty and unprofessional."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Superintendent brings an energy to the district which is refreshing. Lots of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Union is weak. Some of the managements' styles of leading are absurd an convoluted.

    Advice to Management

    Your immediate focus should be on middle management training and team building.


  4. "Good opportunity for lots of assignments"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easily find multiple jobs posted at many sites throughout the district. Building rapport with principals/admin staff will get you recommended for longer term assignments.

    Cons

    Policies vary greatly from school to school. Without initiative to learn them on your own, can easily be left in the dark about culture/work environment at different sites.


  5. "General review"

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    Current Employee - Skilled Maintenance Worker
    Current Employee - Skilled Maintenance Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Set hours, good pay, sick leave and vacation, good union.

    Cons

    Working with a variety of people with different and unique personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees.


  6. "Administration Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, and holidays
    Pay was not competitive all based on union negotiations.

    Cons

    No mobility on the administration side. All based by seniority and only teachers get promoted to leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Take business courses and implement technology that will provide metrics. Many promoted teachers don't know how to manage people or budgets.


  7. "great job, have been working for the district for 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and great opportunity

    Cons

    we only get a 30 minute lunch break

  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Science in Grand Terrace, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Science in Grand Terrace, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management listens to its staff and works hard to keep everyone happy. The district does its best to stay current on technology and training its staff on teaching practices.

    Cons

    Having to take time out of the classroom for trainings is tough. Wish they built in more professional development days.


  9. "Sub"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Select assignments in advance
    Always work

    Cons

    Secretary at some schools can be a bit unpleasant


  10. "Avid Tutor"

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    Former Employee - AVID Tutor in Bloomington, CA
    Former Employee - AVID Tutor in Bloomington, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros of the position is that I was one-on-one with multiple students in a classroom setting. It gave me tons of first hand experience and let me be social in a professional setting.

    Cons

    I started to work for them before I was seventeen and I couldn't be paid until I turned eighteen. Other than that, the work does conflict with your school schedule from time to time, but they always work with your schedule. It was also part time work, so you really didn't make much.

    Advice to Management

    Have someone who is looking for more to do become the coordinator rather than having someone who has way to much on there plate.


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