Science Teacher (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – February 21, 2017
Non-traditional schools offered by FUSD help students who can't maintain behavior/concentration in a regular setting. Our admin does a good job of targeting student issues, assigning them counselors, group therapy or individual, and overall taking care of students who would otherwise fall through the cracks at a larger school. Hardest part of the job? I've had a student that was shot in a drive-by. Dealing with that stress, and the overall atmosphere of the school (many students knew him) was a lot to take in. You have to be very emotionally "on" for the entire day, so even if you're not the P.E. teacher, you go home worn out.
Large school district with many opportunities to advance your career
Administrator/Manager II (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – February 3, 2017
I enjoyed my job with Fresno Unified. FUSD is supportive of their employees and there is always opportunity for advancement, if you so choose. Fresno Unified offers quality trainings in your related field of work and most take place during the work day or early evenings. Unfortunately I had to resign due to family responsibilities, otherwise I would still be with Fresno Unified.
Large district with room for advancement.
Large district and sometimes the wheels grind slowly.
Goal oriented team made for a positive work environment
Marketing Manager/team administrator (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – September 5, 2016
The team worked well together to accomplish goals and projects. Typical day included managing team accounts. I learned that you sometimes have to make something out of nothing and that you have many audiences to please. Management was hands off, but expected results. Co-workers helped out when needed and made the atmosphere positive and enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was having to disappoint people when funds were unavailable. The most enjoyable was seeing hard work and effort appreciated by the children.
Preschool Aide (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 2, 2016
I enjoy every minutes that I work there, unfortunately I did not have enough experience to advance my opportunity. My job would variety depending the funds that they had and i would be transfer every year or every other year, i was never at a school for more than a two years.
Home school Liaison- Williams Elementary (Current Employee) – Fresno County, CA – January 16, 2017
The most enjoyable part of working with Fresno Unified School District is having the ability to interact, assist people within the community. Meeting, engaging, and helping out others is what made my job fun and interesting.
Substitue Librarian (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 17, 2017
I loved working at FUSD. The students were always wonderful and the teachers were always welcoming when I would come from another school. Many times, once the teachers saw my work and that I would reorganize their libraries and everything would be better, they were so happy I had come and fixed everything.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 1, 2017
Luv the faculty. They are wistful Nothing but good things they Are fair Luv working for them Kids are wonderful Wouldn't have it any other way Typical day prep bus paper work and be in uniform Go pick kids up, take them to school safely and vice Versa in the afternoon
Instructional Assistant/SPED (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – September 28, 2016
I enjoyed being employed with Fresno Unified School District. Administration are very helpful. I've been assisted by Admin. on a few bases and my business was handled in a appropriate and timely manor. Admin. are considerate of arising issues.
Large district, nurses are a small portion of the overall district
School Nurse/Public Health Nurse (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 31, 2016
School nurses are only a very small piece of the pie of FUSD employees. I believe this is the poorest area of nursing out of all nursing careers. There is no room for advancement and we really are not respected for the knowledge we have. I stay because I love working with the families and the children. The hours are also nice.
Poor pay, lack of respect, insecurity - poor mangement.
Special Ed Assistant (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – September 23, 2016
we start school at 7:50 than we go to 305 which was our classroom along with Mrs Carasco and the teacher Mr Reyes and take attendance 20 a.d.d or a.d.h.d kids to work with through entire day. We would let this kids go to normal classes and would go to each individual class so in case the class was too fast for them to understand i would or Mrs Carasco would review and would explain more on the way they would able to learn best. It was most likely that this kids had maybe a different way or maybe a bit slower way of learning that in a normal class the teacher would not have time to slow down for them that's why Mrs Carasco and I would be there to explain it to them in a way they most likely understood. Which each student had there own way of understanding either was Math science, history or any subject they would be taking. It woulld get hard when all of sudden they would just not listen so when that happen i would take them out of their class and would escort them back to our class in 305 and would control the situation . The hardest it ever got was when this kids would get physical with staff that we would have to call parent or even campus police. But for most part it was under control before it got to that level. I think it happen maybe twice. I enjoyed working with this students and they learned a lot especially when we get to find every student way of going about a calm and well learn day. at the end of Day we would walk some to the handicap yellow bus and some would get pick up. Than 2:30 and time to go back to our class and get things ready for next day and also wouldmore... remind each other or keep each other updated on what was going on so we could be aware of any problem or any event for the following day. Than we would go home.less
Head Custodian 1 (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – March 24, 2016
I loved the people I worked with. We had all been at the same school for many years so we all became very close. Our school was always clean. People liked walking onto our campus because we were friendly and welcoming. A typical day at work started at 5am. I would open the school, open the gates, scrub the cafeteria, put down the tables, blow down the school, clean the faculty restrooms, pick up trash out side, then dump all out side garbage cans. At 7:30am I was in the cafeteria for breakfast. Breakfast consisted of moping up spills, dumping trays, cleaning tables, sweeping floor and moping it. I would deliver supplies to the classrooms, repair furniture, and do clean ups in the classrooms. Back to the cafeteria for lunch set up. There were three lunches. Clean the tables, pick tables up, sweep and mop floors. When finished, it was time to go home. I believe that I enjoyed working for the district. Every day was different. I had a routine to follow but situations always popped up.
A typical day
I really can't complain about that job. I really enjoyed it.