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Washoe County Schools Reviews

Updated December 2, 2016
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  1. "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


  2. "! 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


  3. 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.


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  5. "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.


  6. 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!


  7. "State job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, working with children, summer vacation

    Cons

    A lot of uncompensated overtime, bureaucracy, so much paperwork, large caseloads

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for smaller caseloads and compensation for meetings out of contracted hours.


  8. "A review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dedicated people, great students, opportunities

    Cons

    Poor organization, promoting people because of how long they are there not the quality of work they do


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    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washoe County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The kids were great. Fairly diverse community.

    Cons

    Administration could be more supportive. Lack of respect from upper administrative offices.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to the teachers.


  10. "I haven't even started yet and this place sucks!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay you money, which you can use to pay bills and go on vacation over the long summer break. While you're on that break you can spend your time NOT thinking about work.

    Cons

    I haven't even started working, but I'm in the middle of their hiring process and if you want to see state run bureaucracy at it's finest then this is the place to work.


  11. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being a large school district, there are many different types of schools and students to work with, which can be an incredibly enriching experience.

    Cons

    The pay is absolutely terrible. Even as a full-time classified employee, it's difficult to make ends meet without having a second job.

    Advice to Management

    The district could do a far better job of training and encouraging higher education for their paraprofessionals. Low pay and few hours makes it nearly impossible to afford college.



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