Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 20, 2018
The pay for a paraprofessional is not good at all. You can barely pay any of your bills with one check and they also take out equalization out your check every two weeks. Most people think you are making good money because you work with the county, but it is not true. We are the lowest paid through all the districts schools.
The training for secretary bookkeeper position aren't Enough, the amount of work that you will take on does not equal the payload at all. District is constantly telling us we are in need of a raise, but they give us all the reasons why they can't give us a raise. The salary is not enough to sustain, as a secretary bookkeeper you do way more than what you are trained for.
Staff and students don't matter! It all comes down to the money. The children should always be our FIRST PRIORITY but to upper management, it's all about the paperwork and logging everything into the computer, not the actual card for the children!!
Duval County is a great place to employed. there are many oppportunities for advancement, professional development, and collaboration among peers. I would highly recommend this district ot anyone seeking employment.
TEACHER (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 27, 2017
The same as other public school disctricts... The area in which the school is located determines the quality of the school. Schools located in impoverished areas get less attention, and resources and are overcrowded. Literally taught in classrooms where there were not enough desks, and books to each child to have their own. Schools in more affluent areas had more resources and fewer students, with few to no resource or space shortages. Teachers seem to care no matter where I went.
Supervisor of external communications (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 26, 2017
This place was horrible... From the manager of the department to the organization as a whole not upholding their own policies. I was bullied and disrespected by my boss who was petty and jealous. She was unprofessional and lazy. I was there to do my job and telling my personal business/gossiping was not in the job description; therefore, I became an outcast. The organization needs an overhaul.
Christams break and spring break the offices were closed.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 13, 2017
A typical day began for me at 6:30 am with extended day. I taught from 8:00am to 2:45pm. Then I continued with extended day.The stress of performance was difficult. The best part was the bond with the other teachers.
Teachers are expected to stay late and create lessons that should be planned during planning time, but there is no time because we are in meetings to receive a hours towards a professional certificate. To receive a professional certificate you are forced to pay close to $1000 for exams and almost $3000 for classes that say you are not certified to teach in this area.
Art Teacher (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 5, 2017
The rights of the students trump educator's rights. The school district would rather keep a troubled and improper behaved child in a school before they keep a great teacher.But it is because the schools don't receive money for teachers they do for students.
pay check every 2 weeks
Have to take the students speaking, acting and being disrespectful.
Very productive. Great place to work while raising children. Awsome benefits. Challenging position. Had a lot of custodial training.Had a very good safety program.The hardest part of the job was making sure that their was not a lot of absenteeism. Cultural
Worked on some holidays even when schools closed for teachers, Students and most administrative personel
Para-Professional (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – November 7, 2017
Responsible for assisting with classroom instruction and maintaining discipline in general education for general education Kindergarten classrooms and high incidence ESE students in non-self-contained settings.
Extended Day Instructor (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – November 1, 2017
I really enjoy working with the children and my coworkers. I also really like my bossses and they really do care about their employees. They work with you to make sure you’re happy and in turn that the children are happy.
Totally Horrible. The work environment was horrible. I was so stressed everyday until my Doctor put me on medication to deal with the stress as well as put me on leave. I will never put myself through such torment ever again in my life!