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La Mesa-Spring Valley SD Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Substitute clerical worker"

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    Former Employee - Subsitute Clerical Worker in La Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Subsitute Clerical Worker in La Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, amazing and experienced teachers, friendly staff, opportunities to advance, great pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Occasional difficulties with scheduling, follow through with higher-ups sometimes was iffy.


  2. "Occupational Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD full-time

    Pros

    The position afforded significant autonomy and the teaching staff were largely dedicated and strong team players.

    Cons

    The caseload (number of schools covered) was unreasonable and not consistent with local standards. There was poor leadership and poor continuity within the team.

  3. "Good Intro to Education"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very organized site managers and teachers to assist with day to day lesson plans. High demand for substitutes, plenty of opportunity to observe various schools internally.

    Cons

    Outdated software for their automated phone system as well as their online scheduling website.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that each school site hire 2-3 on call substitutes to streamline initiatives while also providing chances for substitutes to shadow teachers and strengthen their long term assignments.


  4. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD part-time

    Pros

    Quick to get hired, HR very approachable, personable, genuinely nice guy

    Cons

    Low pay, seemed a little chaotic in district building


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Low Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with families to educate on special needs.

    Cons

    Low Pay You put a lot of work and hours into helping families. Sharing resources and options. The pay is very low for the amount of involvement.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot going into helping special needs families. There needs to be a greater pay to the people one the front lines.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Small school district. Feels like a family."

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

    Pros

    They kept me busy. Got calls to work daily. Extra pay on Fridays and if you're willing to work SPED. Good schools. Nice kids and welcoming staff.

    Cons

    There were many times that I accepted a job and at the last minute the sub desk would call and change my assignment, or I would show up on site and be switched to a different classroom. This may be due to a sub shortage in the district.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very good!"

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    Former Contractor - Teacher in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Teacher in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great School District to work for! Lots of support from community

    Cons

    Politics can be a problem, as within any school system...

    Advice to Management

    Stay open minded to new ideas

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Custodian LMSV"

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    Former Employee - Custodian
    Former Employee - Custodian
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at La Mesa-Spring Valley SD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with an excellent staff and union!

    Cons

    Dependent on stated funds so layoffs could occur.


  9. "Pays Well as High School Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay is fairly good. The work is fairly easy (mostly). If you like kids, you get to hang out with them ll day and basically play.

    Cons

    Middle management is necessarily bad at a place that retains only mediocre employees with no real ambition...not a lot of people who work here want to keep the job forever, it's mostly the washouts who end up staying.