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"Teacher in CUSD 300"

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Former Employee - Teacher
Former Employee - Teacher
Recommends

Pros

Great, supportive culture
Excellent staff and students

Cons

Budget cuts
Not always enough textbooks

Advice to Management

Downsize class numbers

Other Employee Reviews for Community Unit School District

  1. "From a Teacher's Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Hampshire, IL
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Hampshire, IL
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Community Unit School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Gen ed teachers 2 plan periods, 1 study hall/ supervision, + a lunch
    *SPED Teachers - 3 plan periods & a lunch
    *Current Admin is pretty hands off
    *Minimal angry parent e-mails about petty things
    *Co-Teaching is Optional
    *Most other teachers are friendly and willing to help each other out when asked
    *Many co-workers have become friends outside of work
    *A growing school so job security is high
    *Most all students and students are fluent in English
    *Good mix of kids interested in both trades and collage

    Cons

    *Admin not always very supportive when it comes to backing up teachers who are trying to hold students accountable
    *Special Education classes are not considered a separate prep from gen ed classes
    *Current social work department is unreliable
    *no form of reimbursement for personal $ teachers spend
    *left on your own most of the time to come up with a curriculum
    *low parent involvement
    *staff gatherings are now well attended
    *most all IEP's /meetings are 1st semester in particular Nov & Dec. Making it stressful for
    *People can get away with not doing their job
    *Admin & Staff don't have a good rapport
    * principal does not have very good social skills, avoids conflict, and communicates with staff minimally.
    *Admin as a whole could increase their communication with staff
    *No Saturday school or after/before school detention option
    *coaches do not get paid well
    *club sponsors get paid even less
    * salaries are on the lower end
    * after school events are not well attended by both staff and students
    * many new teachers with experience do not get extra money for their years.
    * no special education secretary
    * the special education department rarely ever gets to meet as a whole
    * very little to do in the Hampshire community

    Advice to Management

    *increase communication
    *Resond to emails in a timely manner
    *increase school community
    * learn more about your staff members
    *Be more transparent
    * improve the evaluation process
    * educate teachers about saving for retirement


  2. "Great Job!"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Teacher in Carpentersville, IL
    Former Employee - Bilingual Teacher in Carpentersville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Community Unit School District full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is wonderful! Great benefits. Liked the schedule. When I worked there, it did I not seem like work. You always knew what to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were chages that occurred and they were last minute. When these changes occurred, there was very little we could do, we had to go with it.

    Advice to Management

    It is important that teachers be kept in the loop at all times. Teachers must be able to offer precise and reliable information to parents and students!

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