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Palmdale School District Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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  1. "Paraeducator LVN"

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    Current Employee - LVN in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palmdale School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the Hours and Co workers

    Cons

    I only work 10 months out of the year


  2. "Sub Admin Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Sub Administrative Clerk in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Sub Administrative Clerk in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Palmdale School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generally most of the employees are really friendly and nice. Especially at Golden Poppy and ECE.

    Cons

    The rude people at the physical psd site. I don't understand why they are so mean and strict. Everywhere else is really lax, nice, professional but flexible environment.

  3. "Child nutrition assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Palmdale School District part-time

    Pros

    The pay is Good guys.

    Cons

    The hours aren't that great.


  4. "No support for problem students; blame it on the teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Palmdale School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits; many well-intentioned people

    Cons

    too much cronyism and corruption


  5. "Wonderful. Lots of paperwork but all in all a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palmdale School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The summers off, paid holidays, the staff and the support from administrators. It's a great place to work. I enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! They require a lot of paperwork and documentation which some of it seems redundant. Home visits suck sometimes too.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Palmdale School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck.

    Cons

    It is located in the desert.

    Advice to Management

    We are all important people.


  7. "Account Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Account Clerk in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Clerk in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palmdale School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work, good hours, quality people to work with, helping in some ways to improve the District which in turn improves the School sites which trickles down to helping the students.

    Cons

    Once you have reached the fifth step of your pay grade your salary is frozen unless there is a cost of living pay increase. Little opportunity to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that behind the scenes we are coordinating and getting things done to make your jobs easier.

  8. "instructional assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great place to work with kids

    Cons

    need better communication with staff


  9. "Starting my 9th year with PSD"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Palmdale School District part-time

    Pros

    Palmdale School District offers great flexibility for substitutes. Work when you need to/want to, take time off when you need/want to. You can also choose which schools you want to work at.

    This job is great for women with Bachelor's degrees who are re-entering the workforce after being at home with kids, and pays well for a part-time job. Requires passing the CBEST. Some substitutes with full credentials eventually get hired as full-time teachers.

    Cons

    Health benefits are offered to part-time employees, but for the most part, they are cost-prohibitive. No curriculum or tech training is offered to substitutes as far as I am aware. Subs were on their own when the new math curriculum, Engage NY, was introduced last year, and figuring out how to use a Smart Board presents a different learning curve in each classroom.

    Student behavior and academic achievement varies widely depending on the school. Certain schools' students are simply unmanageable for all but the most experienced and hard-boiled subs, and administrative support at these schools varies as well.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering a few training seminars each school year to help substitutes do their job more effectively.


  10. "Instructional assistant"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Palmdale School District part-time

    Pros

    I like working as an instructional assistant, helping students achieve their academic goals. This position is good to get knowledge in the field, and moving on to something better.

    Cons

    No benefit. You only work part-time and you don't work during summer


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