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Lynchburg City VA Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Great coworkers, tough socioeconomic climate"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good benefits, two planning periods (HS level)

    Cons

    Rough socioeconomic climate creates many behavioral issues


  2. "Irvine's Review"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to gain experience working with students.

    Cons

    It is a seasonal position and there were no benefits offered.

    Advice to Management

    Provide substitute teachers with more incentives to continue working.

  3. "I teach 5 classes of ESL students each day."

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great ESL program. We work with students from all over the world. It's exciting to learn about other cultures and get to help kids from all over the world!

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement. There is only 1 supervisor so... hard to move up. I'm looking for something that will add to the excitement of teaching.


  4. "School Nutrition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard and Accurate worker

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    I have a very flexible schedule


  5. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher Assistant in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher Assistant in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I never had an issue with the people I worked with or for. This was a decent job, especially If you enjoy working with kids and you want to make an impact, this is a good place to work. I was a substitute during a period of time when I was unable to find a full time job. I was able to chose where I wanted to work, and based on my availability, may have been offered jobs every day. At different schools.

    Cons

    If you don't like working with kids, or you don't have patients, this is not the job for you. Also you don't really make a lot of money. I'm not sure how much teachers make, but I've always heard teachers complain about not being paid much since I was a kid. As a sub, you get paid a flat fee for the day which if broken down by the hour is less than minimum wage.


  6. "Improving"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location was close to home; great programs in certain schools. Worked with great caring faculty and staff overall!

    Cons

    Not room for much personal growth...Lack of parental involvement and support and also lack of follow through with administration.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to take care of your employees and seek for excellence in administration, management, and teachers. The classroom management issue is too much with disrespect. There needs to be a better way to handle the misbehavior with inappropriate conduct that often occurs outside the classroom.


  7. "It has been a pleasure to work for Lynchburg City Schools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons for working at Lynchburg City Schools is because you have the opportunity to influence the lives of thousands of young Americans. You will be surrounded by many co-workers who love what they do and give selflessly to students.

    Cons

    Schools are seriously underfunded. Teachers are seriously underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time "in the trenches," just watching and listening before you give advice or make proclamations.

  8. "It was a mix of good and bad."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lynchburg, VA

    Pros

    Some good reasons to work at Lynchburg City schools is having summers, spring break and Christmas off. You also have off when there are snow days.

    Cons

    Working at Lynchburg City Schools can be stressful and non rewarding. Most co-workers heavy down the environment but constantly being negative and cynical.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at Lynchburg City Schools should not take interactions with teachers too personal. Teachers should not be treated inappropriately for a reason they don't know about.


  9. "LCS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salaries are really not great compared to other parts of Va.


  10. "Tricky situation"

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

    I have been working at Lynchburg City VA Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Public school positions are never easy. LCS is really trying hard to bring all employee pay scales up to where they need to be. Teachers are treated really well, though there are a lot of increasing pressures from assessments and evaluations. Central office really understands that healthy learning starts at home, and they've been doing a great job to focus efforts on building the community.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of accountability. Plenty of people screw up really badly and nothing happens, and in other situations, things get misconstrued and employees are let go. Being a teacher is one of the most difficult jobs you can have, and some of the parents just aren't as invested in their child's education as they could be. I guess that's anywhere though. More funding would be nice, especially at the school level for all the cool ideas we have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and remember to keep the main thing the main thing!


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