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"forecast unknown"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Rock, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Rock, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Douglas County School District (CO) full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Was a great culture when I was there. Worked with some amazing peers. Nice to know that your work benefits the community.

Cons

rapid growth in some areas led to improperly staffed divisions. Middle management are some of the nicest people you will ever meet but they are not good managers. The current trends of the highest levels of administration are bringing a lot of politics into situations that just make everything complicated. Seems like the organization is in the news every week for all the wrong reasons and this creates a lot of distractions.

But the worst is that the pay they offer is low. Make sure you negotiate the highest salary you can coming in the door because you will not get raises or promotions even when they are promised. It just does not happen.

Advice to Management

Be more honest and open about your objectives. Your employees are not as dumb as you think and don't want to hear the same "spin" you give to the media. They want to know what the leaders are doing and how to support it to make them more successful and their jobs more enjoyable but when you hide what you are really doing and change the target and the rules constantly it eventually just leads to confusion, low morale and burnout and people looking for new opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Douglas County School District (CO)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great ..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas County School District (CO) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers work hard to do what is best for great kids.

    Cons

    The BOE and upper management have fostered a culture of animosity, mistrust, and disdain for those that work directly with children.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave public education and start your an private school franchise.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Art Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Current and Progressive in regards to current educational practices, great students to work with, good budget for purchasing art supplies

    Cons

    District BOE was highjacked by radical teaparty candidates. They have refused to work with the union, tend to bully principals and teacher if they speak out, and have intsititued a voucher system. There is a lot of illegal and unethical things going on in this district. DO NOT APPLY HERE. There is a new election in November and many citizens are trying to oust the currect board. We are losing lots of great teachers. At least 50% turnover in the last 4 years. So sad..

    Advice to Management

    Keep your personal politics out of public school classrooms.

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