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WCCUSD Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal
    Current Employee - Principal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Comprehensive training for staff.

    Cons

    I do not thimk there are cons at WCCUSD.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!


  2. "teaching at dejean"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WCCUSD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    community and team are collaborative. nice people to work with. supportive. growth mindset.

    Cons

    difficult behavioral issues in the classroom.

  3. "Invest in your staff!"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Aide Special Education
    Former Employee - Instructional Aide Special Education
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WCCUSD part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hourly pay better than some of the other school districts in Contra Costa County. Easy to find work. Right in the middle of East Bay, close to everything.

    Cons

    No benefits. They only give it to full-time employees. They make sure all instructional aides and other support staff work part time. They won't higher them for more than 6.5 hours, so they remain on part-time status. That way they can avoid paying benefits. Also, a lot of schools don't have enough staff. There's no quality staff training. They put people in very responsible positions to care for students with severe disabilities, yet they don't provide proper training for how to actually care for these vulnerable students. All they do is show videos on sexual harassment and how to deal with hazardous spills, that kind of thing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in quality staff, give them benefits and enough pay, train them -- and you'll see your schools turn around significantly.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Place to Work as a New Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WCCUSD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very easy to find a job here, especially if you go through Teach For America or another intern credential program

    Cons

    -One of the lowest paying districts in the state (However, there is a raise in salary for teachers now)
    -Lack of support from administration as a teacher
    -Lack of substitutes
    -Each school's ambiance greatly varies
    -HR frequently makes mistakes (I was placed in the wrong grade level)


  5. "Typical work conditions for metropolitan schools in the SF Bay Area."

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    Former Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Subsitute Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WCCUSD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students can make the day breeze by.

    Cons

    Students can also make any given day a ton of stress.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with your subs in the morning to make them aware of any procedures, events, or challenges that are unique to your campus and/or outsiders wouldn’t generally expect.


  6. "Sub"

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

    I worked at WCCUSD full-time

    Pros

    A few awesome teachers who knew how to collaborate

    Cons

    Employees such as principals were allowed to be abusive on all levels


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked teachers for minimal pay"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WCCUSD part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some incredibly talented, supportive colleagues. Once you know how to access District support services for things like tech repair, classroom support, on an individual basis, the staff are very responsive. Our cafeteria workers, janitors, office managers, painters, tech support people are knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Organization and management continue to mystify me. There is little transparency, coordination or real overall support for teachers, students or families. The goal seems to be to keep kids under control, not bother administration for behavioral issues and minimal complaints from parents or students. And if someone walks through a classroom, it should look nice and kids should look busy. MISSING: Shared vision and goals, collaboration, objectives for supporting whole child development, serious community outreach, transparency, caring about or valuing teachers, true student successs and an HR Dept. that serves employees—-all are mostly absent. Seems the goal of the district is to support its administrators who need a certain number of students and teachers to show up so they can keep their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your district and families and include them in defining goals and ongoing processes.. Mainly though, value your teachers and solicit their PARTICIPATION in all levels of leadership and change processes. We give lots of input that seems to disappear with no follow-up. Treat teachers as respected experts and colleagues rather than replaceable workers to be trained to follow orders and comply with the latest mandate from management.

  8. "Teachers aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCCUSD part-time

    Pros

    You work from 8 to 2:45

    Cons

    No benefits no dental or medical


  9. "Teacher Title I"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WCCUSD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students are energetic and eager to learn.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other districts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers regarding the behavior of students that are making learning difficult for the rest of the class and support them.


  10. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCCUSD part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Always fun with the little ones

    Cons

    Stressful at times but always worth it.