- Chaparral High School12.Nov 2015
My bosses were great, however the District gave me a contract when I was hired, then about one month in my pay/step was cut to that of a new teacher without a Masters degree as was being paid per my contract. Other teachers told me that was a common trick the District used to lower your pay.
Support from management
My direct leadership were very good. However the District was not one I would want to ever work for again.
Freedom to work independently
I was given flexibility to run my classroom and teach a wide range of topics. Many of the students were not willing to learn.
Overall compensation for your work
I started work at Clark County School District being an experienced teacher with a Masters degree and many graduate level credits past my Masters degree. My contract reflected this, however shortly after I started HR informed me that my pay/step was being cut to that of a new teacher without a Masters. Be careful before you move to Las Vegas, and before you give up a better paying job to work there.
Office / Work Environment
I would not consider this the safest school I have ever worked at!
I was attacked by a student while behind my desk, in an area that I was unable to exit from the room. I like other schools better than CCSD.
Many of the student I had openly refused to learn. I did have some great students and would have enjoyed most of my students being like those students.
Suggestions for improvement
- Hold inservice training in the areas of ethics and honesty, and make that a cornerstone of CCSD.
What I like about the company
I like many of the other professionals I worked with, including my direct supervisor and my second level supervisor.
What I dislike about the company
They hired me with a contract at one price, then cut my pay many thousands of dollars after I had quite a better paying teaching job and moved to Las Vegas. I was able to prove my education and past teaching experience. I accepted a position the following semester where I am paid for my education and experience.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyChaparral High School
- CityLas Vegas
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014