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Washoe County Schools Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Principal"

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

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Interact with professional colleagues; PD opportunities

    Cons

    Some decisions made at the top sometime politically driven


  2. "Flexible schedule, easy to choose which jobs you want"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good management, easy to complete requirements of staying a substitute teacher (yearly training, classroom management courses). Easy to navigate website where you can access jobs (you directly choose which jobs you want for the day/morning/afternoon).

    Cons

    You only get paid for the jobs you do. Sometimes when there are no substitute jobs available for the day, you do not work so you don't get paid.

  3. "Speech pathologist"

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    Current Employee - Speech Therapist in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Speech Therapist in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Schedule and flexibility are a huge plus, very family oriented and understanding environment, great coworkers, and working with students is a joy.

    Cons

    Horrible pay with cuts and no increases, little opportunity to advance, little higher level support. High level leaders constantly getting raises with no experience or support provided.

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers better. Eliminate high level positions.


  4. "Does not keep up with the cost of living in Reno"

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

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great community, & Reno/Tahoe is a great place to live if you can afford to be here.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement, regular two year budget issues because Nevada is historically a boom and bust state. The only state with higher unemployment during last recession was Michigan.


  5. "teacher"

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

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time

    Pros

    professional development, highly engaged teachers

    Cons

    increasing class sizes, staff cuts

    Advice to Management

    balance the budget elsewhere


  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many different principals to work with here

    Cons

    Overcrowding is a major concern


  7. "! on ! aide special education"

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

    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome position in a great school with an awesome child

    Cons

    Would have liked more hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washoe County Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can make your own schedule and you are pretty much your own boss.

    Cons

    The schools that you work at will not back you up when you discipline a student. The front office of many schools will throw you under the bus when it comes to letting you know where you are suppose to go during a regular teacher's prep period.


  9. "Librarian"

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    Former Employee - Librarian, Computer & PE Teacher
    Former Employee - Librarian, Computer & PE Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washoe County Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff, hands down, best in district!

    Cons

    Salary, sadly had to move on so I could better support family.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for WCSD, pay full time employees living wage.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer beware!"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washoe County Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Teachers who work hard and are dedicated.

    Cons

    Bad administration from the top down. They will throw the teachers under the bus at the drop of a dime without any warning! NO accountability on the administration's part. Completely ineffective!

    Advice to Management

    Respect your teachers! Get rid of ineffective administrators!


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