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Lake County Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  1. "Lousy environment ruins great career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Leesburg, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Leesburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work in helping young people learn, lifelong relationships, great co-workers

    Cons

    Top heavy administration completely out of touch with reality of classroom teachers, benefits are ridiculously priced for families ($1000 per month!), terrible working conditions, and work-life balance, you're expected to give your all for very little in return. Administration is paid among the top 5% in the state, while teachers and staff are among the lowest 5%...this should tell you all you need to know about the priorities of Lake County Schools

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, invest money at the school level and trim the fat of bloated administration. Get rid of the nepotism the admin level that keeps poor performers in place.


  2. "Certified Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Tavares, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Tavares, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, steady paycheck, mostly friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Very little actual support for new teachers, a lot of extra programs and paper work claiming to help new teachers, but in reality just adds to your workload with no real help to the teacher or students.

    Administration undermines teaching staff, then blames teachers for misbehavior of students (i.e. student sent to office with referral written for fighting, student sent back to class with only a "verbal warning")


  3. "Supportive Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Early Childhood Coordinator in Leadville, CO
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Coordinator in Leadville, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lake County Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the time, the leadership/Principal was very supportive, encouraging and helpful to staff.

    Cons

    None except what are natural for a Preschool setting - busy schedules, lots of children in classrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your hard working teachers, reach out to them with encouragement.


  4. "Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Umatilla, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Umatilla, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students, and most of your co-workers all desire to help students make something of themselves. Professional development that is offered is always a great way to improve at your profession. Personalized learning, is fantastic direction that the county is moving to help teachers and students get the most out of their education. Lake county offers good health benefits for the employee themselves, along with the free teacher clinic for employees that carry insurance.

    Cons

    Lack of incentives, pay, benefits, etc. The health benefits that are offered really only are beneficial for the employees when it comes to cost effectiveness. To add your family members onto the plan makes the cost skyrocket.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering more incentives


  5. "Middle of Nowhere"

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    Former Employee - Music Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Music Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lake County Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cost of living is cheap

    No state taxes

    Relative autonomy in classroom

    Cons

    Pay is terrible

    No raises

    Made less every year (pay freeze followed by reduction in health benefits)

    Advice to Management

    Don't freeze wages or you going to continue to lose talent


  6. "Schools"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Mount Dora, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Mount Dora, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are really really good

    Cons

    I don't make enough money to support myself


  7. "Great for experience before going full time teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The kids are great, love the flexibility of choosing when I want to work. Pay is as follows- $65 a day if you only have a highschool diploma or GED, $75 a day if you have your AA degree, $85 a day with a BS or MS, and $100 if you have your teaching certificate.

    Cons

    If you want a job with guaranteed hours or more stability, you probably wont like subbing. Or if you don't want to possibly drive an hour for work depending on what school you choose to work at for the day.


  8. "Supervisors"

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    Current Employee - Florida (FL) in Groveland, FL
    Current Employee - Florida (FL) in Groveland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement,40hourß aweek,weekend off very good to work for

    Cons

    No overtime allowed you can only take vacation during the summer

    Advice to Management

    Very good,it take time out to get a management position


  9. "Good days and bad days"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASD Assistant in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - ASD Assistant in Clermont, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great coworkers
    -Decent benefits
    -Regular vacations
    -Rewarding job
    -Early Shifts

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Not always heard
    -No room to grow
    -No recognition
    -No follow through


  10. "Great entry level IT Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist I in Tavares, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist I in Tavares, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lake County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work experience. Lots of Vacation/Sick time.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time grooming current employees for advancement.


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