Educator (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – August 21, 2017
Like most educators, the requirements are vast and the pay is minimal. Most HCS educators come from different states where the pay is much better. There is a "good ol boy network" so the chance for advancement is all based on who you know.
working with great kids and families with awesome educators
horrible pay, horrible benefits, chance of advancement is slim
a great place to make a difference in children's lives
ABA Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Forestbrook Middle Middle School – July 17, 2017
A great environment of professionals working together to provide education and care to each student in attendance. This position is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students with special needs.
Music Teacher (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – July 11, 2017
A typical day for me would be teaching class piano and ap music theory. I also direct our competition theatre program and enjoy this so much. the only thing that I think needs to be rectified is that theatre directors should be compensated for their time.
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC and Conway SC – June 30, 2017
A typical work day in the school system is fast paced and challenging. I've learned the essence of managing people and creating engaging instructional materials/presentations. The management was supportive and very knowledgeable. The workplace culture was pleasant and had high expectations for all staff and students. The hardest part of the job was trying to manage all that was expected in the time that was given. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping and instructing students, and collaborating of my colleagues to meet curricular goals.
Building supervisor makes all the difference in the world. Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing students learn, while the hardest part of the job is helping students to learn when they have no desire to learn. I learned time management skills and discipline.
full benefits, sick leave, and sick bank
few restroom breaks, sometimes none depending on the position
Teacher (Former Employee) – Conway, SC – May 22, 2017
A typical day started with having the children go to breakfast. The students then came to class. The teacher was ready with his or her lesson plans. I spent a lot of time on paperwork. There were after school meetings with parents to discuss their student's progress. The most difficult part of the job was administering test to students because they were under so much pressure they would cry.
Horry County Schools employs hard-working, dedicated individuals. The environment is evident that the children are the top priority. The hardest part of the job is constant change. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you affect change in a child's life.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Socastee, SC – March 27, 2017
A typical day starts rather early, of course, having to be up in the morning to prepare and inspect your bus before picking up the children. This is not an easy job. It takes a LOT of patience to deal with 50-70 kids by yourself in a small confined space. You must be able to concentrate on the road, as well as to be sure the students are safe and following the rules.
The medical benefits and retirement are okay. Quite a bit is taken out of your check to cover them. Your 180-day pay 7.5 hour/daily is spread throughout the year, so between your benefits being taken out it can leave you with a lot less in your bank account. That being said, I think Horry County is one of the few counties that pay their bus drivers decent, considering a lot of counties only pay their bus drivers minimum wage and only driving time.
I also work within the schools during my mid-day to cover my whole 7.5 hour per day. It varies per driver and per route.
I have been very diligently working on trying to advance within the schools, but I find that its hard for a lot of drivers to get out of the transportation dept. This can be due to the district having trouble finding drivers.
The time off is great, having off whenever the students are off, but it also means your pay is low because of it. A lot of drivers supplement their pay by working in the summer time, which helps.
Supervisors are fair, and any grievances or problems are handled pretty well.
Sick time and personal time is also very nice. 9 days per year sick leave, and 2 personal days per year.
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Decent benefits, time off, paid sick leave
Hard to advance out of transportation, not an easy job.
School Nurse (Current Employee) – Conway, SC – February 9, 2017
A typical day would consist of implementing care plans, providing direct treatment to students/ staffs. Prepared for emergencies at any moment. Liaison for students and families. Administering medication as ordered.
Good for those not needing benefits or advancement
Volunteer/Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 22, 2017
You usually have to sign in well in advance of your scheduled (paid) time. It is fun working with children of all ages. The teachers usually (but not always) leave detailed lesson plans. Grade school subs get 40-50 min. break (planning period)as the kids are in Specials. Depending on the Middle School (some will make you work during planning period) you can have up to 2 hour break. The kids do like to take control over subs. Schools do not hire from the substitute pool for full time positions. Fun working at different schools and with the kids. you do learn a lot from the kids and keep up on what the going trend is.
Paraprofessional/ABA Therapist (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 19, 2017
I love my job but I just do not get paid enough for what I love to do. The benefits are great and I love having the Summer and Holidays off. Management is great. The hardest part of the job is dealing with people who are not flexible when you are trying to accommodate a child with special needs. The enjoyable part of my job is seeing the results of my therapy helping a child with special needs make it through a school day happy and confident.
JV Head Soccer Coach / Assistant Varsity Coach (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – January 4, 2017
Enjoy everyday being part of the soccer program. Learning leadership and coaching the players/students my knowledge of the game is what drives me to expand my leadership skills the most. The management between the varsity head coach and the Athletic Director is professional and very organized. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Horry County School's staff.
Watching the players become better at the game, and move to the next level.