School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 2, 2018
Reynolds School District has great benefits, so therefore, it maybe a good job for retirees. Because of the budget cuts, that's all they're good for pretty much. They don't have the funds to give you the pay rate you deserve, and they don't allow overtime. And if you are looking to advance in career, the Reynolds School District is not the place to do it. Because they've cut out many important roles that the school needs to give the children the care they need which makes the other job roles easier.
100% Medical and dental benefits. $600 free vision care. And PERS Retirement
Budget cuts that hurts the staff, children, and community in so many ways.
Robotics/Technology Instructor (Current Employee) – Fairview, OR – January 5, 2018
Over filled classes of students, 40 different language, 20 different levels of understanding, significant percentage of students not invest, nor their parents. Adminstrators don't support teachers, students don't support teachers, and parents don't support teachers. Difficult job with no support.
Spanish Simultaneous Interpreter (Current Employee) – Fairview and Troutdale – September 13, 2017
I love working for Reynolds School district but the problem is that they only hired on call interpreters. I was never hired as a full time interpreter. I would get call sometimes every week and sometimes no calls for several weeks.
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 16, 2017
Year after year, necessary staff are cut while admin continue to give themselves raises. This leaves staff stressed and overworked while trying to focus on students. Different schools allows for different environments and cultures- however, no matter where you are in the district there are frustrations, lack of communication and job security is held hostage in order to cut corners.
Working with children and sometimes wonderful peers.
Unstable positions, low compensation, poor management with high-turnover
Math Teacher (Former Employee) – Troutdale, OR – May 29, 2017
I found my experience in Reynolds to be extremely challenging, both because of the intense needs of the student bodies, but also because of the demands of administration, which too often seemed out of touch with the realities of classroom dynamics.
Great colleagues, good pay
Too many indifferent students, teachers held to varying standards
ELD Teacher, Elementary (Current Employee) – Troutdale, OR – May 22, 2016
I have worked for the last 3 years as a tutor, teacher and art instructor with the after school SUN program. I found that in all areas and levels of instruction, there is a high degree of professionalism, level of commitment to student success, and perserverence for the best needs of the children attending.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping children make connections with art as a medium of self-expression, creativity, and enhanced learning success. The hardest part of the job is currently having enough time to meet and collaborate with colleagues, due to working with 12 teachers on 2 sites on any given day.
Art Teacher K-5 (Current Employee) – Gresham, OR – April 17, 2016
Excellent to serve the community I work in. Just wish I could work for one school instead of 4, and have my own classroom! I am happy to teach Art to kids and enjoy camaraderie with peers, but long to have more established relationships and feel that I belong to a community.
Excellent work environment, Terrible/Corrupt Administration
Custodian (Current Employee) – Portland, Oregon – November 4, 2014
Like any other school district, Reynolds puts you into the fray of teachers and students alike. the work environment if what you make out of it. That being said, expect the administration to try and get away with paying you as little as possible, even if that means interpreting your contract their own way.
mostly friendly staff, breaks, sometimes free lunch
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – Fairview, OR – December 18, 2012
A normal day would start out with morning duties, such as bus drop off area. The day continues with greeting children in the class and begining the day. I would euthier work one on one with teachers students or test.End of the day would end with afternoon duities such as walking kids to their buses.