The variance of day to day activties is the best part of a job. I enjoy interacting with an abundance of people to problem-solve, analyze, and create new solutions for new challenges. In addition, it it also rewarding to celebrate goals met and innovative implementations.
Professional development opportunities
Assuming every employee will bring equal dedication
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.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – December 31, 2016
Horry County Schools is a well organized school district. They manage majority of what it takes to run a school district instead of outsourcing the positions. They manage their own bus system as well as substitute staffing system. They compensate your time as a teacher better then other districts around them.
Have enjoyed my time here. Typical day for a SpEd Parapro is 7.5 hours, and I stay very busy. I've had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, a diverse group of students and employees, with an overall well-balanced job culture. Hardest part of the job is the unpredictable nature of working with students with Special Needs. This is, however, also the most rewarding part of the job.
Predictable schedule (week to week), benefits, students are great.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (Former Employee) – Little River, SC – June 12, 2016
We were all held to high expectations and took our responsibility to our students seriously. Our administration was always at our disposal and watched "our backs" at all times. I was proud to be a member of this school team and appreciated all that I learned and practiced.
I enjoyed working with all ages of children. I like working one-on-one with the children. Management and co-workers were friendly. A typical work day- performed the permanent teacher's lesson plans and duties.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Conway, SC – December 12, 2015
Unless you like waking up at the crack of dawn and driving this is difficult job! Bus drivers have little to no control of how students are disciplined for infractions on the bus. Sometimes a unruly student is taken off the bus but no more than a total of a few weeks during the entire school year
Substitute Teacher, Long-Term and Day Substitute (Current Employee) – Conway, SC – June 28, 2015
I most enjoyed watching the eyes of students as they finally grasp a concept they had often struggled with. I learned to have lots of patience with myself and to be flexible. I also learned more about the unconditional love of children. The hardest part of the job is walking into a new school and classroom and not having complete lesson plans, and then having to figure out what to do. A typical day at work included arriving to school at 7:00 or 7:15 am, greeting the students, teaching the lessons and following our daily schedule,.
Being able to learn and teach at the same time, having a M-F daytime schedule, with holidays off
No pay during the summer, fairly low pay rates, compared to other jobs that require a college education
Bus Driver and Mid-Day Employee (Former Employee) – Conway, SC – June 18, 2015
Transported students to and from school and other special events. Ensured adherence to safety rules and assisted passengers in boarding or exiting as needed. Worked in school or anywhere they needed me from Personnel Department to the schools.