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Provo School District Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Special Education Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentors, students, special education team, and prinicpals.

    Cons

    Would have liked to have access to better assessments.


  2. "Benefits Please"

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

    I have been working at Provo School District part-time

    Pros

    helping children everyday, varied tasks

    Cons

    no health insurance, low wage

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to instructional assistants, you'll definitely have higher retention rate.

  3. "Great people and meaningful jobs."

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    Former Employee - Gang Prevention Specialist in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Gang Prevention Specialist in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impacting young people.
    Making a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Not great pay.
    Few Full-Time positions.


  4. "It's alright, but it could be better."

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Provo School District part-time

    Pros

    -You get to make a difference
    -Depending on what department you're in you have influence on how things are done (even if you're and underling)

    Cons

    -Bloated middle management.
    -Each superintendent promises to "cut out the fat" and none of them have yet to do so.
    -Will throw you under the bus (so to speak) to avoid court. If a parent even mentions a lawyer the district will fold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises and cut out the bureaucratic bloating in middle management.


  5. "Good as a place-holder or parent job"

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    Current Employee - Interventionist in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Interventionist in Provo, UT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, atmosphere, supervisor is wonderful.
    A good fit if you are a current college student, or a parent looking to spend more time at your child's school

    Cons

    Low compensation, no benefits for staff (not allowed to work more than 29 hours/week)


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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!


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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