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Provo School District Reviews

Updated October 22, 2016
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  1. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Provo School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work at a great school with a very supportive administration who have the students best interests in mind.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get on with a full time contract. Part time hours are really the only option. Not all the districts fault, but it is difficult to get on full time.


  2. "Instructional Assistant/ Tracker: Love the job, the pay not so much"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant/Tracker in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant/Tracker in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Provo School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with the students and helping them overcome the odds and prove society wrong. Difficult days were totally worth it when you saw those students walk across the stage getting their diplomas. Great team of teachers and staff all trying to achieve the same goal.

    Cons

    For the amount of work and effort that trackers put in each day, the pay was a little on the low side. That's not even the schools fault rather it's the district. They don't understand truly what a tracker does because the trackers at the bigger schools act as hall monitors that get full time hours to sit and play on their iPads. The 29 hour a week requirement is ridiculous considering it was the trackers that assisted teachers and administrators with whatever is needed, and should be at least given the chance to work a full 40 hour week.

    Advice to Management

    To the district, look at what the trackers do, and consider actually (either one or both) paying more per hour, or giving them full time hours. Happy trackers stay longer with the district.


  3. "Best job ever!"

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    Current Employee - History Teacher in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - History Teacher in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Provo School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I guess it all depends what school you work for- in my case I work for the best one! Slate Canyon (yes it is the detention center) is amazing! You make a huge difference in the lives of the students and while it takes some thick skin at times you have small classes and generally two security guards in the room with you most of the time. It feels like family, all of the teachers and staff support each other and truly care.

    Cons

    the school district pays terribly! Go to California and you'll make 2x as much

    Advice to Management

    you are spectacular!


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  5. "Preschool Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Provo School District part-time

    Pros

    I loved my team and the kids that I worked with. The classrooms are big and there are so many resources available.

    Cons

    The politics of the job is why I ended up leaving. They cut hours and then expected us to do even more work than before.


  6. "Intervention assistant"

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    Former Employee - Intervention Assistant in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Intervention Assistant in Provo, UT

    Pros

    Great teachers and students to work with.

    Cons

    Pay not that great, not always super organized with what they need you to do as an aide, hard to get resources you need.

    Advice to Management

    More clear goals and what you want the assistants to accomplish.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of teaching is always and forever will be the kids. I loved working with them. I loved seeing them grow and helping them become better.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't really existent in the first few years of the job. I felt ignored often, because interns needed so much more help. Feedback was either you are doing everything great or you are doing everything wrong. It appeared to be based more on how management liked you than on actual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that new teachers only have about 6 more weeks of experience than interns. Real, consistent, and constructive feedback will help teachers improve while just telling them they are doing great will promote stagnancy. On the other hand, telling teachers they are doing everything poorly will just dishearten them.


  8. "Great coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not a good retirement set up

    Advice to Management

    Always give teachers the benefit of the doubt.


  9. "Food Service"

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Services in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Nutrition Services in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Provo School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Predictable schedule: no weekends or holidays, free lunch

    Cons

    Management is not held accountable, lots of waste, nepotism.


  10. "It has it's problems, but they do ok."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very small district, seemed to be more opportunities for funding.

    Cons

    Too many corrupt administrators and teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Actually do something.


  11. "They do the best they can."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Teacher in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Provo School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teachers (co-workers) who put in 100% all the time.
    Respectful students who work hard.
    Teaching resources are decent considering the low-budget.

    Cons

    Horrible administrations (principals, vp, etc..) that break rules to suit their fancy.
    Teachers that get paid to do nothing is really frustrating to witness and not be able to do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and less secretive. Realize how much teachers actually do and how much administrators play around and get paid three times as much.



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