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Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Substitute"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, variety of assignments

    Cons

    Low pay, $110/day, minimal training oppurtunities


  2. "Blessed to be part of the SFPS 49-5 organization."

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Custodian in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unbeatable training and communications within our operational services division. Supervisors who genuinely care about the appearance of our school. Our supervisors state and show in their actions that their job is to train custodial staff to move upward within the district. Our school staff at LHS shows appreciation for our dedication and hard work.

    Cons

    During inclement weather night crews schedule changes from 3:30-12:00 to a very early 8am-4:30. If its too dangerous for students to safely make it to class then principals and custodial staff should be able to remain home as well.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

  3. "You have a chance to work with many students from all over the world."

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    Current Employee - ELL Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - ELL Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good if you enjoy working with driverse cultures.

    Cons

    Challenging to have so many levels of language profiiciency in one group.


  4. "Greater interest in looking good for TV than in what is best for the children and the employees."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hardworking teachers, custodial staff, and office staff in all buildings.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, lack of communication between management and employees, poor fiscal responsibility, extremely large class sizes.


  5. "EA"

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    Current Employee - Education Assistant in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Education Assistant in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of time off (without pay) work in a pleasant environment with good people

    Cons

    Low pay, sometimes working with so many children is tough, teachers can have little understanding of others.

    Advice to Management

    Pay increase!


  6. "Teachers are expected to donate much of their personal time to fulfill daily responsibilities."

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits are better than similar jobs at private agencies.

    Cons

    Salary is far from competitive nationwide.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to adequately compensate teachers for their efforts that are over and above.


  7. "Positive co-workers!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Choral Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Choral Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most positive people I've ever had the opportunity to work with.

    Cons

    Depending on your administration, they can make or break the work environment.

  8. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great students, pretty good staff. Pay is appropriate for South Dakota, technology resources are above average. Working with students in this district is very positive.

    Cons

    Administration and Head Offices are often divorced from the teachers on the ground. Since it is a large district, its easy for one hand to not know what the other hand is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have leadership see things in the classroom, and make more developed relationships with teachers. Be more open to change, and to letting teachers teach students, rather than to a test.


  9. "Job Coach"

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

    I have been working at Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 full-time

    Pros

    You are constantly moving all day long and not stuck behind a desk. Weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good. It's hard to day a day off because there is no one else trained to fill in for you.

    Advice to Management

    If the school district paid better they wouldn't have as much turn over. Also you can't take an hour off without pay. You have to make up that hour sometime during the week by taking shorter lunches or holding over at the end of your shift.


  10. "Hospitality - Food & Beverage - Snack Bar Attendent"

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

    Pros

    The staff worked together to help each other when needed. Very professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Felt out of touch with corporate (i.e. HR - benefits & payroll)


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