Although BVSD is a great school district, they need to pay their subs more. I feel that they invest too much money in fancy technology and not enough in human resources, the most important asset they have.
The place is welcoming and supportive of teachers if you avoid the charter schools. There is an expectation that you do your job and a focus on student education. I am allowed to teach class and write lessons based on facts and information without being overly concerned about over involved yet uninformed parents.
SAC is a very comfortable environment and the job is fun which makes the shift go by pretty quick. There is usually another person or a whole team at a site with you to help you out if you are unsure of something
Substitute teaching with BVSD is definitely a great job, if you need flexible days off. You are given a lesson plan when you walk in and just need to follow it through the course of the day. The hardest part of the job would be the low compensation package. The most enjoyable part is working with students and teachers.
Lesson Plan, Great Students, Amazingly helpful staff
All the teachers and parents were very nice especially the kids loved the kids. I enjoyed the school it was very diverse as well. So many differnt cultures i enjoyed learning about wh I'll le i was there.
A typical day at work consisted of good change over procedures with the Head Custodian. I learned how to manage a buildings over all cleanliness, and communication skills. The management was very relaxed as long as you were doing what you were supposed to. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Hardest part of the job was the vacuuming, it took about 4-5 hours to finish all the classrooms and hallways. Most enjoyable part of the job would be all the friendships I made and outing events for staff.
In Boulder Valley Schools there is room for advancement, comradery, wonderful staff and full support from administration and district office. The staff is open to suggestions for more efficient ways of completing a task.
First thing in the morning is to pick up phone calls and enter attendance issues. I then answer incoming calls after all messages are taken. I help with the front desk reception area when needed and answer the phone and direct call to correct person, help students and staff with questions and concerns.
The hardest part of the positions I held at Boulder Valley Schools is getting out of work on time.
open minds for suggestions in all areas
Sometimes ther is no time to eat lunch away from your desk
Middle Management is Great - Upper Management has their own agenda and will try to crush anyone who does not agree with them Work is typical, crunch times at the beginning of the school year and during state testing. The IT director has unrealistic aspirations that is dumped on those below him. Supervisors and managers, for the most part, are understanding of this.