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Omaha Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "meh"

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    Current Employee - Kindergarten Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Kindergarten Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work directly with kids, self managed

    Cons

    zero training and orientation, unclear standards, sometimes difficult to work under district parameters

    Advice to Management

    TRAIN MORE


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay more than some of the other districts

    Cons

    No support from adminstration


  3. "tough school felt unsupported by admin"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great teachers, some great kids, great assistant Principal, Mr. Martin

    Cons

    behavior went unchecked, kids "can't be suspended, teachers were assaulted, admin, particularly principal liked playing "gotcha"

    Advice to Management

    support your teachers, greet them when you seethem in the hall, stop threatening written reprimands to thise brave enough to speak up.


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  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students are great! Pay is good for a public school administrative position. Can be fully vested after 5 years of service.Lots of diversity& great community connections.

    Cons

    No true leadership team. School board serves as puppets to wealthy local financial backers. Difficult to move up unless you are well connected to the African American Community.

    Advice to Management

    Develop counsels that can freely engage in open & honest communication & be willing to try creative approaches to education.


  6. "Family Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits and schedule are amazing. It is great to work in the education environment and feel like you impact children.

    Cons

    The Family Support field does not allow for increase in pay with higher education, whereas other positions in the district compensate for that. Also, the raises are some of the lowest in the district.

    Advice to Management

    I think that educational trainings for all specialists and social workers should take place as they do for other job fields.


  7. "!"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher III in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher III in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits for personnel and family

    Cons

    Lack of support from all levels of administration

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list!


  8. "OPS, Doing Nothing to Remedy the Teacher Attrition Rate"

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    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Opportunities for furthering your education
    -Mobility within district (for similar and new positions)
    -Salary based on level of education and time with district
    -Supportive HR department
    -Good Benefits

    Cons

    -Workplace environment quality highly variable between school buildings
    -Lack of support from district level administration, even toward parent concerns
    -Ridiculous class sizes (I had over 30 students both years). This is not true for all classrooms. Also variable between school buildings.
    -Poor new teacher mentoring program

    Advice to Management

    You overwork and under support highly dedicated and capable individuals. I think OPS needs a complete overhaul of their non-existent regard for/approach toward promoting employee well-being.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Positive Action Center Facilitator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Positive Action Center Facilitator in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing people who care about developing students.

    Cons

    Rate of pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to improve parent and student relationships.


  10. "Transportation Router"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Router in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Transportation Router in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package is very good.

    Cons

    Must work within the confines of student assignment plan. If given a discriminatory and poorly thought out plan; results will unveil this.


  11. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some amazing people that work here

    Cons

    To top heavy, lots of red tape to jump through



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