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Lafayette Parish School System Lafayette Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Donald W. Aguillard
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  1. "Computer Technician"

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    Current Employee - Computer Tech in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Computer Tech in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Stable work environment.

    Cons

    Old Equipment / inappropriate /under powered technology
    unaccountable teachers/students
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    Hire Senior Management that has a background in IT and know's limitations of hardware and software. Also be very cautious of what a sales rep/ sales engineer tells them. Provide training for field staff as technology changes.


  2. "Subtitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teachers' Assistant/SUB in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Teachers' Assistant/SUB in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My best years past and present working with generations pre-k to high, is seeing the student grow to young men and women. Students keep me going strong each school year is the reason why I am still working with the Lafayette School System.

    Cons

    I will continue to work as a subtitute teacher as long as i am employed in the system. I do not like remaining late on school campus after a full day working with the students.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy working with people, will continue to grow with knowlege, improve skills, and keep the ability to work with a positive personality.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Contractor - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Current Contractor - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System as a contractor

    Pros

    I have worked for Lafayette parish school system for about 2 years now. I have found very little pros to this job. I find my current school insufferable and not worth the amount of time and effort I put into my students. I became a teacher because I genuinely believe in every students ability to learn and grow. Unfortunately everything I have been shown and told tells me this school system believes the opposite.

    Cons

    There are so many to name.

    Advice to Management

    Get better principals and listen to the teachers. After all, it is the teachers you are holding to this unattainable expectations.


  4. "Political Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, Vacation, Paid Holidays

    Cons

    It's all based on who you know not on work ethic or experience. Someone always ready to undercut you. Horrible health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro managing and more accountability


  5. "Elementary Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, decent pay, good benefits, and lots of professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    New common core approach to writing and implementing curriculum may be reason for caution for some.

    Advice to Management

    Look toward your teachers as part of a team working together for the common good and disregard no good ideas or input.


  6. "Excellent place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff and administration are very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Training is plentiful and it is uplifting to work with the children on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Children are difficult and challenging and the schools are in bad shape but there is hope.

    Advice to Management

    Get your Masters


  7. "I loved coming to work everyday knowing I was making a difference."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed knowing that what I was doing was expanding children's futures. When my children were young I was able to keep up with the education system with my job that would benefit their learning.

    Cons

    I was disappointed about not being able to get in more on the job training due to budget issues.

  8. "Education is one of the best professions to work in right now"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    manages well with family life

    Cons

    politics...too many hands in the mix of education

    Advice to Management

    Be fare


  9. "Terrible"

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    Former Contractor - Middle School Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Former Contractor - Middle School Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette Parish School System as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sadly, nothing, and I've seriously tried to think up something positive.

    Cons

    Lack of support and lack of structure - the student population and the administration were so incompatible with each other. I had no resources. I was isolated in a T building with not enough desks or space for all my students who did things like rip up the walls without repercussions. I genuinely felt unsafe in the workplace, and genuinely, nobody cared.

    Advice to Management

    When over half a dozen teachers quit in the middle of a semester, that should be your wake up call that something is very wrong with your school.


  10. "So much potential, so many idiots"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette Parish School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rich heritage, university town, wealthy families. Lafayette could be the BEST school system in the state. Large population with very low unemployment should bring a high tax base with the best teachers in the state.

    Cons

    Incompetent, good old boys network. The last string of superintendents have made Lafayette Parish a laughing stock. The first pushed us back into a desegregation lawsuit that costs multi-millions to get out of. Next one put in yes men all over the parish, then had his contract bought out. Next one was a good old boy that hired all retired people to come back to the system. The one now is getting his friends from New Orleans who don't have high school diplomas to be "supervisors". . Check it out, its all true.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and get qualified people to run the school system


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