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Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Reviews

Updated November 20, 2016
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  1. "I was a Health Care Specialist I, working with preK and spec needs children of all ages and assisting with diabetics."

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    Former Employee - Health Care Specialist I in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Health Care Specialist I in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some of the best nurses, who had copious experience and loved working with kids. It was my dream job.

    Cons

    We had a couple of school nurses who felt LPNS were not competent to do our jobs, which were very things we were trained, state Board tested on, and licensed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Expand school nursing to incorporate more LPNS, to help school nurses keep kids healthy and in school.


  2. "Great When Called"

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    Current Employee - Clerical Substitute in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical Substitute in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairfield High, decent pay, good experience.

    Cons

    Lack of hours and being called in.

    Advice to Management

    Substitutes need more opportunities for work, somehow!


  3. "decent district"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Pay is comparable or higher than other districts in the area. If you get in with a good team your school can be great.

    Cons

    As with most jobs, politics can get in the way. They tried to delay my unemployment, contesting it, until the night before the hearing.

    Advice to Management

    Give teachers a chance to put the trainings into place and work with them before you bring in a newer better theory. I think this would likely be good advice for the management of any school district.


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  5. "Teacher -Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love working with all students.
    The community is diverse ethnically and is continuing to grow.

    Cons

    The is constant turnover for school district administrators at all management levels is concerning.
    Many school administrators and those at the district level are hired with between 5 and 10 years of classroom experience. This lack of experience has weakened the quality and effectiveness of the entire system just as it would any business in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire managers who have a track record that includes years of successful teaching, strong management and leadership skills and have shown that they can manage a school and do what it takes so that everyone involved can benefit as a result of their leadership. .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I don't like about working hree


  7. "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping the kids grow into mature responsible young adults.

    Cons

    Board members & some staff don't focus on the kids

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what is best for the kids instead of the politics.


  8. "Working here is okay, but other school districts do pay more."

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraeducator in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraeducator in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule can be good, especially if you work at a school because your work schedule is close to the students schedule.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good. Cost of health insurance a big drawback.

    Advice to Management

    Provide health benefits at a better price.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Attendance Clerk in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Attendance Clerk in Fairfield, CA

    I have been working at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with students, and help them grow into young adults.

    Cons

    Lack of communication within the school.


  10. "My experience with Fairfield Suisun unified school district is enjoyable,the pay was reasonable."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistance in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistance in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with the other teachers and teachers aids, is great and I really enjoy and found it rewarding with the special ed children. The children also thought me a lot.

    Cons

    Working only 3-4 hours per week sometime working only 3 hours that month. Could not afford to pay rent, food, car note, car insurance or any other bills to live.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you're employees better and offer them more hours so they will stay with school,district


  11. "Valuable experiences and fun work."

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of cultural diversity among students.

    Cons

    Not very many African American, Latin American, or Asian American male teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Need more support for teacher assigned consequences for misbehaving students is needed in elementary and middle schools. Some type of mentor/ counseling during-school or after-school programs should be engaged in almost every school. The current academic and fun-time ones are not effective for that need.



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