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Petaluma City Schools Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2016

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  1. "Lead Guidance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - LMFT-Lead Guidance Specialist in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Petaluma City Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the only, if not THE only district in CA what has its own in house mental health staff working in the schools. Lovely, competent, hardworking colleagues committed to providing mental health services to K-12 students.

    Cons

    Pay is average school district. Licensed mental health professionals with masters degrees should be in the certificated pay range instead of classified.

    Advice to Management

    See above. But overall. my experiences where that this district is a pleasure to work in. Great people.

    Petaluma City Schools2015-12-18
  2. "Adminstrators who were not credentialed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Petaluma City Schools for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall most of the staff district wide were student centered and cared about their futures.

    Cons

    Performance reviews were not systematic and therefor increases in salaries were random

    Advice to Management

    Ensure performance evaluations are provided for all staff, credential and non-credentialed.

    Petaluma City Schools2016-04-09
  3. "special education instructional assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Petaluma City Schools

    Pros

    I was working at a large school site which provided a great deal of variety in course curriculum as well as many staff personalities. There was always a new face and a team environment within the school. I enjoyed the wide spectrum of teaching styles.

    Cons

    I worked at three different school sites within my district which allowed me to develop a truly unique perspective. The staff at one of the sites had unprofessional work habits. The staff at another site appeared to be caught up with a lot of office politics. The third site did not have effective safety precautions in place for the employees. When I left, I felt deeply concerned about the safety of staff as well some...

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    Advice to Management

    Please wake up and start listening to the concerns of your employees. Support and nurture the well being of each and every staff member. Respect the students and their parents more than you have in the past. Strive to protect every individual on the school site so that the whole school community can thrive and be safe. Last and most important - treat all your employees equally with respect, compassion and kindness.

    Petaluma City Schools2015-10-20
  4. "Petaluma City Schools"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Petaluma, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Petaluma City Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great health care coverage - school holidays and summer vacations

    Cons

    - poor communications among staff members, management, etc. - high turnover rate of educational assistants - not really any opportunities for advancement springing from this position

    Advice to Management

    Better communications. Don't neglect us hourly workers who help the schools run smoothly.

    Petaluma City Schools2015-07-01
  5. "Instructional Assistant 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Petaluma City Schools

    Pros

    Great program and great schools.

    Cons

    Underpay, can easily find more money for same position in different counties.

    Petaluma City Schools2015-06-10
  6. "Working as an athletic coach"

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      Current Employee - Varsity Head Coach in Petaluma, CA

      I have been working at Petaluma City Schools part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      As a coach, you set your hours. At least in terms of practices, game times are pre set but can be rescheduled. For that it is fairly flexible, as I am also a full time college student.

      Cons

      Lot of extra time has to be put in, and isn't paid for. But that tends to go with coaching at this level.

      Advice to Management

      Help take some of the workload off coaches, so they can more focus on actually coaching and working with the athletes.

      Petaluma City Schools2014-11-23
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