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Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE Superintendent Steve Joel
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rigorous curriculum
    Support with professional development and coaches

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Special Education paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the kids is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    More recognition and appreciation for paraeducators.

  3. "Lincoln High is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely rewarding. Working with the special needs teens is one of the best jobs I have ever had. They are sweet kids but can be stubborn at times. The teachers are great to work with, they are attentive to both the students and the paras.

    Cons

    We don't get paid nearly enough for what we do. Job is extremely hard, mentally and physically demanding. The paras don't get recognition from the administration like we should.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the paras what they deserve for their hard work. And give them the recognition they deserve.


  4. "A Solid Organization"

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    Former Employee - English Languages Arts Teacher Leader in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - English Languages Arts Teacher Leader in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great opportunities to learn and grow with other folks who share the same mission.
    -Super insurance package
    -A solid retirement plan
    -Rewarding and fulfilling work
    -Salary is equal to or exceeds other school districts

    Cons

    LPS employees work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Thank you for the opportunity. I have been blessed!


  5. "Para Educator IV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with children. Great hours, summers off. Extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Not much room for growth.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teaching in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Teaching in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great schools within the district. If you want to move around to different grades or schools.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get decent pay. Mandatory retirement can take a big chunk of salary which can be difficult for single parents. I'm at 42,000 after 6 years, but bring home only around 38,000.


  7. "good for reentering work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Be with kids, or at the same school as your kids.

    Cons

    Very little pay, no subs.

  8. "lps"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with the students and being part of their education.

    Cons

    Administration does not seem to truly understand the needs of special needs students and the teachers/staff working with them.


  9. "Large school district with support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time

    Pros

    Many resources, great people to work with on the individual school level.

    Cons

    Soetimes the little things get overlooked at the district level.


  10. "Bad Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Paraeducator in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Paraeducator in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, NE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interactions with kids, friendly teachers

    Cons

    The supervisor was inconsistent and very unclear on job responsibilities. The pay was not enough to cover cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Have clearer expectations of individuals


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