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Omaha Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits, many updates to buildings (in 6 reviews)

  • I love working with kids, especially ones that come from disadvantaged backgrounds (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • School board serves as puppets to wealthy local financial backers (in 4 reviews)

  • Heavy workload, low pay, work full-time hours when actually a part-time employee without benefits, lack of teamwork and training (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Business Education Instructor"

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

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Strong support. Strong structure. Upcoming future

    Cons

    I would prefer to discuss this in person


  2. "Subbing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    The pay is good per job. You can leave work at work. You can choose to work when you want to.

    Cons

    Subbing can be TOUGH. Especially in rough schools/neighborhoods.

    Advice to Management

    Set up subs for better success by providing more info/details on school and sub plans in advance if possible. Make the culture of the school so that kids are rewarded by how they treat guest teachers, then maybe retention will be better.

  3. "Para"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid sumners and all main holidays are off. You are offered to sign up to work summer school for increased summer pay

    Cons

    Paras do not have support from company and have no resprestation . They are no respected or treated equally as teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat teachers and paras with the same respect. Acknowledge the paras contribution


  4. "Para"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Easy work
    Good mix of students

    Cons

    Terrible administrative overhead - too much red tape


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Teaching at OPS offers cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that I would consider a con.


  6. "OPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omaha Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, many updates to buildings

    Cons

    Frustrating school board, spotty support system

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits. Insurance, retirement, sick days/personal days. And you get to work with some great kids.

    Cons

    The only con is your pay is divided into 12 month. We don’t work summers so paychecks are smaller because pay is distributed into 12 checks.

  8. "Omaha Public Schools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The district tries to both honor and respect diversity.

    Cons

    This district has moved away from the family and community feel and runs more like a business.


  9. "Art Educator"

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    Current Employee - Art Educator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Art Educator in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    District is committed to good art education for all students in all buildings.

    Cons

    District is too big to have equitable teaching conditions in all buildings. Some assignments are much harder than others in terms of numbers of students taught and/or difficulty teaching certain populations.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teachers who teach in inner city, low socioeconomic for many years to move elsewhere in the district. There is chronic stress teaching this population and contributes greatly to teacher burnout.


  10. "Vice Principal"

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    Former Employee - Vice Principal in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Vice Principal in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omaha Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people dedicated to helping kids

    Cons

    Too big! Not enough support for special needs programs

    Advice to Management

    Work at growing leaders from within


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