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Plano ISD Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • With that said, there is very little support for new teachers (in 3 reviews)

  • Short-staffed and high turn over since typical employees consist of college students (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "balanced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    Well supported, excellent continuing education opportunities

    Cons

    Special education requires a LOT of time to complete paperwork


  2. "Employee Child Care Centers -Under paid, under appreciated."

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    Current Employee - Lead Care Giver/Teacher in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Care Giver/Teacher in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful! Everyone will jump in and help each other ! True team work! Teachers/parents and their children are also great! Summers off like all Teachers!

    Cons

    Not considered an PISD employee at child care centers! Pay is horrible! Expected to do everything like a certified teacher including lesson plans, evaluations of each child and parent teacher conferences.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for! Quality of staff has gone down. I wouldn't want to leave my child there. Increase hourly pay rate! Experienced excellent employees would stay longer!

  3. "I had a decent experience."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well educated coworkers.
    Involved principal.
    Pay is decent.
    The school I was at researched, then did a test run on block lunch before implementing it. They did the process very well, and I was impressed with the concept and how it benefited the kids.

    Cons

    All benefits for schools are terrible.
    They don't really listen to teachers with different experiences when they provide a different viewpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Get leadership then campus staff trained in the Dallas culture that is moving up to PISD.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Murphy, TX
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Murphy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good facilities, supportive administration 80% of the time, good demographics.

    Cons

    Not great fine arts facilities though they are building a fine arts complex (3-5 years out)

    Advice to Management

    More support for teachers in years 2-4


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    Work at a great school in a great district. Plano ISD helps you grow professional and provide you with many learning opportunities.

    - District provides good training for new teachers
    - A lot of kind people who support you and the school
    - Provide curriculum to teachers
    - Up to date technology in district for teachers and students

    Cons

    - Health benefits are costly
    - Upward mobility is limited


  6. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plano ISD part-time

    Pros

    There was a good flexibility with my schedule and number of jobs per week.

    Cons

    It takes a while of working to build up a good reputation in order to get the jobs with the good teachers and students who are wanting to work. Some teachers are less disciplined so there classes are harder to substitute.


  7. "I enjoy working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    Very much a team spirit here among peers and direct management

    Cons

    The higher-ups don't tend to share that team spirit always

  8. "ESL Specialist"

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    Current Employee - ESL Specialist
    Current Employee - ESL Specialist
    Recommends

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the most part Plano is a well oiled machine.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure put on the teachers and not as much pressure on just teaching.


  9. "Great district"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Plano ISD full-time

    Pros

    This is a district that really cares about the kids and how successful they are. Very supportive of teachers.

    Cons

    Seems like we have mor PD days than surrounding districts


  10. "Each school is unique"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Plano ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teachers allowed flexibility in classroom teaching lesson plans.
    Decent school lunch.

    Cons

    Supervisors play favorites and allow unprofessional behavior to go unchecked. Some schools actually perform very low compared to others in the district, but this fact is hidden from public knowledge. Some schools are poorly equipped to handle Title I students and families because the majority of the district is home to wealthy families, so the few schools that need help don't seem to get it.
    -Poor vertical alignment in language arts and reading. Curriculum is too varied throughout the grade levels to have continuity and progress because of the fact that teachers are allowed to teach just about anything as long as it somewhat follows the curriculum. At the same time, the basic curriculum is poorly suited for Title I schools with students who struggle academically and have many gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow unprofessional behavior from staff towards students and other adults, discourage "cliques" and encourage common goal and broader picture.


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