800 jobs still available in CCSD (Las Vegas)

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  1. Caesar753

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    Wow
     
  4. giraffe326

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    Some where is always hiring! Hopefully some of our job seekers will consider it!
    I didn't teach in LV, but I did move 750 miles away with about 3 weeks notice. By myself- no family, friends. I don't regret a minute of it!
     
  5. wldywall

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    But don't you have to have a licence first?
     
  6. RedStripey

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    If I wasn't going back to school I would totally take you up on this. I don't want to stay in NJ forever.
     
  7. lilia123

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    Love Las Vegas! Thought about it when I graduated, since I also have family not far from there. Decided though to stay put then moved to NC with my husband and kids. If I was still single and looking for a job I would so move there.
     
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    This would be my question as well.

    Dunno if I should apply, though. I can't afford to relocate and I don't have any family or friends in Nevada to my knowledge.
     
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    My question as well.... I am willing to relocate wherever, but is it worth it to apply since I don't have my NV license?? (I am licensed in CT and MA)
     
  10. Caesar753

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    Apply for your NV license at the same time you apply for the job. My guess is that with so many unfilled positions, they will find a way to make it work.
     
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    I am so tempted, if I only had a place to stay once I got there before the first check came in. Dh is switching careers to truck driving, so he could go anywhere.

    Not sure it is worth it, if there is no place to live in the mean time.

    BTW, why is the turnover so high? Is the staff supportive of new teachers?
     
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    NV seems pretty set on 3 years of teaching experience for someone with a MO teaching license, too. Don't think I can get around that, considering I just got my initial certificate in May.
     
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    Housing here is widely available and therefore pretty inexpensive.

    The reason that there are so many available jobs right now has less to do with turnover and more to do with the fact that the superintendent wants to add teachers and reduce class sizes.
     
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    It is where I would live BEFORE I got paid the first time that is the problem, I could charge the gas to drive out there, but after that I would be screwed! :eek:
     
  15. Caesar753

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    When I first got a job here, they had hired like 3,000 other teachers that year. The credit union offered a deal where they would give you a $2,000 short term loan to be paid back via a deduction on your first couple of paychecks. I took advantage of that and we used the money to get our apartment and some essentials until my paycheck came in. It was a lifesaver for us. I don't know if there might be similar programs in place this year, but it might be worth looking into. You could probably talk to someone at HR and let them know that you need some assistance until your first paycheck comes in. I'm certain that you wouldn't be the only one in that position. It can be a struggle to move to a new place.
     
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    Caesar, can you get a salary for trying to recruit out of state teachers for Nevada? I believe you love it where you are, and that is so good to "hear" between the lines. So many want to be somewhere else, and you staunchly go to bat for your area. Well done.
     
  17. Caesar753

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    :lol: I wish I could get paid to recruit teachers. HR obviously gets paid for that, not me though. Maybe I should look into a career change.... :haha:

    My district has as many pros as it does cons. I don't want to sugarcoat anything or suggest that it is all perfect and rainbows and unicorn poop or something. Some of the schools (including mine) are very challenging, as anyone who has read a few of my posts could probably figure out. Some of the administrators are not great. Overall, though, I think that the district is at least as effective as any other district. I suspect that the problems we face here are present in hundreds of other districts across the country as well. The district does many great things as well, and for a district as big as this one, I think that a lot of the annoying bureaucratic things are minimized to an exceptional degree.

    For someone looking for a job and able to move, it could be an excellent experience. I moved here from like a thousand miles away for my first teaching job, which I still have. I have found that the good outweighs the bad.
     
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    My ex boyfriend actually got hired in CCSD without any formal teaching experience but then he got a job here so he decided to stay here.

    (I'm in NJ though but I'm sure the requirements are similar from state to state).
     
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    I'll have to shoot them an e-mail tomorrow then, just to be sure.
     
  20. Ima Teacher

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    I got an offer there when I started in 1993. I considered taking it, but got a job offer here the same week. My dad said he thought I'd like it there.
     
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    If I were single I'd do it. My husband would never stand for that heat LOL
    I don't think you have anything to lose by applying even if you don't think you have all the necessary requirements. Take a chance.
     
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    What is the cost of living there? DH had that question before I put in the app.
     
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    It is pretty inexpensive compared to when I lived in the Midwest. Because we were hit hard by the housing collapse here, there are tons of awesome, super cheap houses.
     
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    My wife and I are still considering to teach in CCSD and the only downside that we see is that after 10 years of teaching you are basically frozen on the pay scale unless you have Masters +32.
    http://ccsd.net/employees/resources/pdf/salary_licensed_grades.pdf

    Does CCSD have tuition reimbursement? If so then it's not a problem to get the additional credits for Masters +32.

    Do many teachers leave after 10 years because of the way the salary schedule is or do most teachers get their Masters +32?
     
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    Here in Michigan, after about 10 years, the only way to get a raise is to wait for a COL adjustment or gain education. There is typically BA, BA +15, MA, MA +15, and MA+30.
    My point is that that type of pay scale is pretty common.
     
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    Not common in the three states that I have taught in so far. Every place I have taught at had the usual BA, BA+15, MA, MA+15 horizontal movements for education but the vertical movement (aka years of experience) didn't stop at 10 years, it usually stopped at 16 or 20 years of experience no matter what type of education you had.
     
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    Our scale steps go up to 32. We have years where you sit though. Like we have a step 15 and then a step 18 but no 16 or 17. Step increases happen in the same year regardless of education level.
     
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    Most teachers do get to the MA, MA+16, or MA+32. I am at MA+32. It's not at all unusual for pay scales to stop offering pay increases after a certain number of years at a particular education increment.

    There is no tuition reimbursement program that I know of.

    No, most teachers don't leave because of the way the salary schedule is set up. Based on what I've seen, most teachers who leave do so within the first couple of years because teaching is not right for them (not really anything to do with CCSD) or because their family is relocating, usually because of military orders.
     
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    Our scales typically go up much faster than other states that have 30 steps. In NC, assuming they unfreeze the pay scale*, raises go up a few hundred a year. It varies from about $200 to around $1000 depending on which step you are at. Here, it is typical to go up $2000-3000 a year. I'd rather jump quickly and top out than take forever to get to the top. :2cents:



    *heard there is a raise coming. Yay for NC teachers!
     
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    I don't even have a license for the state I live in, at least not yet, but I'm going to apply anyway...I doubt they are going to find licensed teachers for all 800 positions. Ceasar do you think I have any chance , since you work in Nevada?
     
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    Have you completed a teacher education program? If you have, you just need that and a Praxis II test... I am planning on moving to NV and that's my situation, since I am still waiting on my license from the state where I completed my degree.
     
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    I put in my app early today, more as an act of faith (and a wee bit of desperation) and a friend just told me that if I get a job there, she can hook me up with a place to stay in exchange for house cleaning.

    WOW!

    Now all I have to do is get a job, somewhere, anywhere, as every place I applied has a place to stay when I get there.
     
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    Yes I completed a teacher education program in College, I studied to be an English teacher. I haven't passed any PRAXIS exams yet....PRAXIS II? I am supposed to pass 0044 and principles of Learning and teaching.
     
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    I just finished my online application for this school district. Took me a very long time and was nerve wracking. After completing everything it still won't let me apply for jobs....I'm done! Theycan take it or leave it!
     
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    What is the problem, there should be a tab that says jobs, then you look through the list, click view, then you can hit the apply for this job tab.

    Make sure you select all areas in the employment preferences area or else you wont get to see the full list of jobs.
     
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    Soo, I've made it to the interview rounds.

    All I have to do is do well enough on the interviews to get selected. They have even told me to start the process to transfer my licence.

    They still have over 600 jobs available.
     
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    :2up:
     
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    Yay!
     
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    Fingers crossed, wldywall!
     
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    I managed to apply! A lady wrote to me saying that if I don't have a teaching license yet I might also be able to apply for alternative route in Nevada and get hired this way. Im applying to every single position on there LOL.
     

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