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San Juan USD - Sacramento County Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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San Juan USD - Sacramento County Superintendent Kent Kern
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  1. "Educational"

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    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Carmichael, CA
    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Carmichael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get school benefits, good earning, and great work.

    Cons

    Maybe that it requires you to know how to solve couple math problems.


  2. "Excellent benefits and hours to work with County but training and communication are lacking."

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    Current Employee - High School (Principals) Secretary II in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - High School (Principals) Secretary II in Sacramento, CA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time off seems to be more than even working in the state. Benefits seem to be cheaper (and given quicker) than working in the state.

    Cons

    Little to no training for most jobs. Practice is to hire both from inside and outside but tendency is to hire from inside, especially because of lack of training.
    Communication between district and schools is spotty, at best. It is often delivered immediately before or after the fact, or not at all (when it's needed). Most school sites have animosity towards the district.

    Advice to Management

    Training for positions at school sites is absolutely necessary and creates quality employees.

    Communication with school sites needs to be given earlier and more frequently.

  3. "zookeeper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time

    Pros

    Benefits salaries job overtime tonight

    Cons

    Too much work overwhelming not social media


  4. "Substitute Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time

    Pros

    HR is great. Many of the people you meet are nice. Some school sites are very helpful. You make your own schedule as a sub.

    Cons

    Not everyone is nice to subs, especially Barrett Middle School. The pay is much lower than other districts. The phone system is irritating.

    Advice to Management

    Teach staff and students to respect subs. Increase pay to make it competitive.


  5. "Research the individual school first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time

    Pros

    Many schools are very friendly and welcoming to new staff.

    Cons

    There were a lot of recently vacated positions at some schools - a red flag.


  6. "Instructional assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmichael, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmichael, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best people I ever worked with.

    Cons

    Compensation didn't meet the demands of a living.


  7. "Good intentions, poor execution."

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    Current Employee - School Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - School Counselor in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at San Juan USD - Sacramento County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This district is full of fantastic, caring staff at every level that truly want to help their students succeed. Because of this some great program ideas have surfaced and a few executed (see cons for execution details). They have started a new program called MTSS that has tried to fill the gap in services by hiring staff such as social workers and counselors. (but I worry about it lasting due to execution) The FACE (Family and Community Engagement) are fantastic advocates for our students and families and put on meaningful and well executed trainings. The district has thousands of opportunities to earn credit hours to move over to their last column (but you have to be in the second to the last column for them to count towards salary) and tons of professional development. They really do provide a variety of ways for you to continue learning.

    Cons

    The district has a board but they are ran by the all powerful teachers union that is more worried about "protecting" certificated staff, specifically teachers, which limits what any program can do even when it benefits the students. Teachers actually have the power to suspend students from their classrooms for two days and principals have to allow teachers to vote on everything vs making decisions for the school as principals should do as they see the whole picture. Programs that do get past the union are often poorly executed and end up failing. I have heard them use the term "fly the plane while we build it" to refer to at least three different programs. There is NO consistency throughout the district. Programs, curriculum, behavior, data systems, technology, you name it-its a free for all. The MTSS Program is such a great idea and the staff hired for the program are very knowledgeable but their talents are being wasted due to implementation which is linked to the teacher's union and board. It is also very political so it is my opinion that many of the upper level management (above school administration) are not qualified for their jobs but rather know someone, have voted a certain way, or are easily manipulated and controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Organize and actually plan out programs in advance before implementing them. Start insisting on consistency throughout the district regarding behavior, curriculum, and how certain programs are utilized.

  8. "Great Benefits"

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

    Pros

    Union, dependable, workplace culture and friendships are strong.

    Cons

    School year calendar, large human resources office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Food service"

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

    I worked at San Juan USD - Sacramento County part-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with. Had a great supervisor and made amazing friends

    Cons

    I wish they'd update the equipment and install better ac in the kitchen.


  10. "Teacher's Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Oaks, CA

    Pros

    Good health and dental benefits. Supportive teachers and administration. Enjoyable work.

    Cons

    Minimal hours for the job...tend to regularly work beyond paid hours to do the job well. It is also difficult to find work during summer months, so although hourly wage is greater than minimum wage, the annual pay is pitiful. Most of us have degrees, so this is a labor of love, NOT a money making venture.

    Advice to Management

    Give the aides additional hours to enable them to do all that is required for their jobs without working extra unpaid time each day.


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