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"Great Benefits, Good Pay"

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Current Employee - Teacher in Salinas, CA
Current Employee - Teacher in Salinas, CA
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Negative Outlook

I have been working at Salinas City ESD full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good Pay compared to other districts
Great Health Benefits
Friendly People

Cons

lower social economic population of students

Other Employee Reviews for Salinas City ESD

  1. "Teaching ... a challenge"

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Salinas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Salinas City ESD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive families
    Kind children
    Some flexibility in instructional design

    Cons

    Little work-life balance
    Little administrative support
    Lack of sufficient supplies

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page with one another


  2. "Broken Systems and Bandaids"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Salinas City ESD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A large group of recent new hires motivated to make the district better - and capable of doing it if they're given resources and support.
    Large percentage of students are eager to learn and want to please adults, easily compliant with rules and responsive to corrections.

    Cons

    Many systemic failures due to instability from lack of staffing, staff turnover, and little training for long-time employees. Union contracts that are rigid and often favor teachers' needs over students' needs (and I was on a CTA Grievance team, so I can speak from comparative experience.)

    1. Lack of mental health counseling for students, so discipline can feel like a hamster wheel
    2. Lack of quality PD for teachers, ineffective evaluation system, few coaches to support large number of struggling teachers
    3. Sites have been without nurses/health clerks, so vision screening was missed for 2-3 years at some sites; sites have been without trained PlayWorks staff or PE coaches, so the playgrounds can feel a bit like a Lord of the Flies remake
    4. Outdated/cumbersome classified hiring process means waiting weeks to interview applicants for jobs that are 1-2 hrs per day at low wages and then staff quit the minute more hours or better pay comes along
    5. Little tracking or analysis of academic intervention data, so students progress through multiple grades as non-readers, then get tested for learning disabilities as late as 5th/6th grade.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and support for site administrators allows them to be more effective coaches for teachers.
    A more efficient hiring/recruitment process can help stabilize staffing issues and allow personnel to stay in a position long enough to benefit from ongoing training.
    Until the district tackles the stranglehold of the union contracts, the barriers are fixed and bigger than any one site person can address.

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