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Fontana USD Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Fontana USD Superintendent Cali L. Olsen-Binks
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arkansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arkansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fontana USD full-time

    Pros

    Most Students were hard working. Secretaries were very welcoming.

    Cons

    Lowest paying district, and unreasonable about extra duties while substituting. I had no time to fill out a report or summary to teacher, and I had to race to the other end of the building to cover another class. This district is abusive to subs and expects you to work with no breaks and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    It is not worth it to sub in this district. Teachers are rude and unhelpful. Paras and low wage staff are treated like dirt. Teachers spend most of the day snacking in the lounge and visiting in the hall.


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    "Aide"

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    Current Employee - Aide in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Aide in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy and steady work environment.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time employees, management is blind, and work can be boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Giver your employees training instead of throwing them to the wolves.


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


  11. "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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