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Updated January 4, 2018
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  • Very low pay, no room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, Discipline policy poor, health insurance fair but expensive (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job, friendly people,nice pay."

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    Former Employee - Bus Moniter
    Former Employee - Bus Moniter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place, flexible schedules, nice employers, good atmosphere, no drama.

    Cons

    Split shifts and not enough hours, different routes, allot of sitting around waiting for route to start.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. "Secondary Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment. Great teaching network.

    Cons

    Benefits for your family

    Advice to Management

    Affordable health insurance that includes family members

  3. "Teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highest pay for teachers in Tucson.

    Cons

    Little support. No vision. Policy is reactionary. Ridiculous mandates and protocols. Student discipline policy is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision that is student based.


  4. "Tons of Resources, True to Contract"

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

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    The district is massive and has a bunch of resources available to their staff. Lots of activities for staff to partake in. You can get lost and do your own thing.

    Cons

    You have to do a lot of trainings that don't provide much support. The administration is constantly changing. Leadership is temporary, which makes it easy to get lost in the paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees log into the wifi, guest mode doesn't work great when you're trying to hook up a wireless projection device.


  5. "Office Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with at the school. Sweet students. Great insurance policy.

    Cons

    There is a lot of undermining that goes on at certain schools. Principals getting away with treating their employees without respect or acknowledgement. Yet, taking the credit for the work on their office employees. Principals who do not support their office staff, discriminate against their office staff, think that they are better than and use the race card to their advantage.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be checking out hat's really going on at your schools.


  6. "Child Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Child Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Child Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members; loved to work directly with teachers who are passionate working in early education.

    Cons

    There was a problem with defamation of character from management, things are taken very personal. Some teachers are set to a higher standard than others and had to pick up slack from other uninterested teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Base opinions of teachers off of facts and not from rumors. Be fair with rules and follow them through or else, one teachers will become lazy because no one is holding them accountable.


  7. "decent school district"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    largest district in Tucson, so plenty of jobs

    Cons

    on the decline; no vision right now

  8. "Limited resources"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you give your all, you will make a difference in the lives of students. However, the resources are so limited that you will need to expend excessive energy to create a positive learning environment for your class.

    Cons

    Among the lowest salaries in the country for teaching. Administrators, staff and teachers are so overwhelmed with discipline and budgetary responsibilities it is difficult for a school to be a warm learning community.

    Advice to Management

    Petition the state for increased funding. Focus on positive reinforcement for students and employees.


  9. "Poor discipline policy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    large school district with many job opportunities

    Cons

    large amount of administration turnover; few resources, so you have to find your own and will not be reimbursed--you will spend about 5 times your professional tax credit each school year; not enough teachers or subs; discipline policy sets incentives for students to be "good," but no consequences if these standards are consistently not met; low pay for the amount of work put in and frustration invloved

    Advice to Management

    raise the pay to hire more teachers; have a consistent discipline policy that has both positive AND negative consequences; re-structure the school board during the summer, not the school year


  10. "Behavior Intervention Monitor"

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

    I have been working at Tucson Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Ability to experience professional growth

    Cons

    Pay

    Personal/sick time

    Pay schedule and TEA agreements.

    Career growth is heavily lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Pay front line employees more. Focus less on quantity and more on the quality of production. Education is obtainable in more areas than just the classroom UTILIZE ALL OF YOUR RESOURCES to bring students back to the district rather than neglect and sweep them under the rug


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