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Updated October 4, 2017
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Fontana, CA

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Fontana USD Superintendent Cali L. Olsen-Binks
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  1. "Full time teacher"

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    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fontana USD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    June, July, & August + family friendly. Benefits can't be beat. Hours are great.

    Cons

    Naughty students are a con. Must love kids.


  2. "Subbing"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fontana USD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work every day

    Cons

    no benefits, no work during school vacation times

  3. "Great place to start moving around FUSD"

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    Current Employee - Guidance Technician in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Guidance Technician in Fontana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fontana USD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy flowing. Good hours 7-2:30. Self taught and easily managed. Learn great query writing, data creating and time management skills. Great if you're computer savvy and like to work alone and try new things. Not directly overseen so must take initiative to learn better, faster ways to do things. Yearly pay increases. 401K matching. Great vacation & PN hours. Off summers and all holidays. Great if you have school aged children.

    Cons

    No growth potential on school site. Low pay after 10 month proration. Skills are best fit for jobs like IT, data analyst, etc. Waste of skills if staying for a lifetime.

    Advice to Management

    More training at beginning level. Better pay due to job duties and importance on campus.


  4. "6th grade ELA Teacher"

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    Former Employee - ELA Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - ELA Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fontana USD (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid benefits; supportive site administrator; friendly faculty and staff;

    Cons

    practices and procedures dictated by common core implementation


  5. "Great place to work with students."

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    Current Employee - AVID College Tutor in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - AVID College Tutor in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Fontana USD part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As mentioned earlier, it is a great setting to work with students and learn each of them individually. AVID teachers are wonderful and value the tutors. The pay rate is good.

    Cons

    There are some inconsistencies with administration. If someone is a college student, it may be a bit difficult to work around one's school schedule and work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Have more flexibility and understanding for the college student's schedule.


  6. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - LAN Analyst in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - LAN Analyst in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fontana USD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation, sick time, and holiday policies (I was a 12-month employee).

    Cons

    Compensation was below average, being a member of a union with pre-programed raises made it hard since there was no reward for performance.

    Advice to Management

    Have work life not infringe on personal time was a big plus.


  7. "Pleasant experience, however benefits are non-existent for ROP part-time teachers who actually work full time hours"

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    Former Employee - ROP Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - ROP Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fontana USD part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting to teach the subject you know best, supportive staff, cool working environment

    Cons

    No benefits even though you are working full time hours but are only paid for part time work

    Advice to Management

    Need some type of benefits for part time teachers

  8. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Current Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fontana USD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Steady sub assignments if your are willing to cover Elementary, Middle, High, and Special Education teaching contexts, if you enjoy working with students of varying ages, attitudes, and learning abilities you will enjoy the job.

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to work two jobs, this job is no way to make a living. Base pay per deim is lowest in S.B. county. You also have no benefits, if you dont work you dont get paid, you wont have access to medical insurance, sick days, vacation pay, or retirement plans. You are a per deim as needed employee and are very expendable.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  9. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great management support.

    Cons

    Budget problems due to State cut backs. Union rules protect employees based on seniority not competence.

    Advice to Management

    Create more formal reviews and discipline procedures, so incompetent and unmotivated employees can be laid off instead of the last hired.


  10. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fontana, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friends, job security, short commute

    Cons

    administration does not listen to teachers

    Advice to Management

    listen to teachers, support teachers


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