can be productive if employers listened and supported other employees. Hardest part of job was making decisions without being repermanded. Most joyful
Special Education Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Gilcrest, CO – July 6, 2017
productive if employers listened and supported other employees. Hardest part of job was making decisions without being repermanded. Employers showed favortism within depatments. No support from administrators. Most joyful part of job were the students. The smile and joy of being with them and learning from them.
ClassroomTeacher (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – April 15, 2017
Anti-teacher administration blames all of its failures on certified staff. I taught in this building and the district for several years. There is absolutely zero support for teachers. The district continually brings on new programs that target the wrong student population and that cannot be supported long term financially. When these programs inevitably fail, it is the fault of the teachers. Very high turnover rate due to these factors and the never ending freezing of wages for teachers. Top heavy organization with far too many 6 figure administrators, huge class sizes, and a recruitment policy of aggressive building principals with an over-inflated sense of self worth.
Good luck to you in your job search. Educators do not get nearly enough respect in general, none in district 6.
Run, don't walk from this building and school district.
Pay scale is higher than other nearby districts and students that are awesome.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Various schools in the district – February 22, 2017
The absolute worst place I have worked for in many years! There is absolutely no support, or accountability by admin if you try to advocate for students with special needs! Run, don't walk away from applying for a job here! They have a HUGE turnover every year and do NOT support their employees!!!
PARAPROFESSIONAL (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – January 1, 2017
I worked here for 6 long years, each year seemed to get harder and harder. The curriculum that is taught is pretty much bad, it is basically a teacher standing in front of the students all day. There is no hands on with the way the teachers now have to teach. The student needs that are suppose to be met are not met half the time. The teachers that are hired sometimes are not there for the students they do not bother to get to know the students, they have way too much on their hands to worry about student needs. They do not have a great insurance plan you are still having to pay more out of pocket because there is not many in network providers. I would recommend if you get hired on here don't stay as long because you will eventually be swept under the rug, not appreciated and just left to fend on your own.
No lunches, no time off, district doesn't have enough subs to cover shifts
Youth Volunteer (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – April 12, 2016
Students worked well with each other and followed directions. Teachers were active participants in activities requiring group interaction. I learned how to assist different types of children from many different backgrounds in coming together as well as looking past their rough childhoods.
Nutrition Area Supervisor (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – July 25, 2015
Recently retired from Weld County School District 6 as a Nutrition Area Supervisor. Was in charge of overseeing 17 school sites, 17 managers and 54 regular staff employees. My responsibilities included employee training, supervision and evaluation; implementation of USDA regulations, departmental and food safety practices’ interviewing and hiring; monitoring of kitchen profit/loss and production levels and overall general support of district kitchens and staff.
Not a good place to work as staff unless desperate.
Facilities (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – May 6, 2015
In 25 years of working in Northern Colorado I found that this employer has the worst morale amongst it's staff members that I have ever encountered. Horrible corporate culture exists there and there is no effort by management to change it - just continue as status quo. Very low pay scale for staff considering what is expected of them on a daily basis. We were told continually by management that if we didn't like it then we should leave, which many of us in our department did. Also, in my time there I discovered a very high rate of nepotism amongst management and department heads. In our building almost everyone was related in some way. Not a good situation at all. Just attend a Dist. 6 orientation and notice the extremely high turn over rate for yourself. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to provide a better learning environment for students. The hardest part of the job was having to constantly deal with supervisors that do not have a clue and are hired simply because they are related to other people that work there.
Speech Language Pathologist (Former Employee) – Itinerant in the district – April 21, 2015
This is an unfair place to work and I wish I would have never accepted a job here. After three years in the district I was told I don't have a job next year. Nothing in my evaluations to warrant this and many lies were told about me to get me non-renewed. I was told over and over I am an amazing therapist but I am not a good fit for the district??? Very sad and it has caused grief and stress for me and my family.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – February 6, 2015
I worked for this district in different positions. I enjoyed participating in different professional development sessions, especially during the summer. It helps to learn more about your field while you get credit college to renew your teaching license. Even as a substitute teacher, you have opportunities for advancement.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Greeley – April 16, 2014
The students are unruly and disrespectful. The management only cares about sweeping every negative incident under the rug, including its teachers. They don't support their teachers when students misbehave and will just send them back to your room. I had scissors thrown at me at John Evans Middle School and when reported nothing happened to the student. This district is not an educational institution anymore but closer to a prison setting. Hall monitors are called security now. They also have a track record of giving new teachers 3 years of work and then non-renewing them just before tenure. They have or still are on academic watch by the Colorado Department of Education because of poor academic success. BEWARE PERSPECTIVE TEACHERS ABOUT THIS DISTRICT AND TAKE MY WORD FOR IT AND GO ELSEWHERE!
Pretty laid back place to work, but can be challenging at times
General Custodian (Current Employee) – Greeley, Co – October 11, 2013
A typical day at work, I arrive at 3pm and discuss events, plans, changes, anything relevant to the building with the Building Manager. We also use this time to do any training I might need or will need to go over with my part-timer. At 3.45pm I start cleaning the classrooms. The teachers are all friendly and nice. I have developed some friendships with them which is pretty nice. At 4.30pm my part-timer arrives. We go over anything that was discussed with the Building manager or any questions he might have. I am here until 11.30pm so during that time I make sure the building is clean and secure. If we have any events I make sure the meeting place is in order and the participants comply with the building rules. I am second in comand from the Building Manager and it is my responsibility to make sure everything is perfect in his absence. The hardest part of my job would be the summers. That is the time we can get into the rooms and really clean them. The teachers are always anxious to get back into their rooms,and can get a little demanding. We work really hard to make sure the building is perfect for the first day of school. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the kids and knowing they have a clean and safe place to learn.