Douglas County School District is on the path to implement exciting cutting-edge technologies which will ultimately benefit the students, faculty, and parents. The IT department is full of pleasant hard working professionals. However, outside of the men and women who work hard to keep the IT infrastructure afloat, it is universal, whether the director, manager, or supervisor is internal or external, collaboration is tedious, and a consensus is hardly ever achieved. Unfortunately, even as an IT professional, you cannot help but get mired by the politics.
I have worked in the Douglas County School System for several years and feel like the things that lack are the communication and opportunity to advance my career. The work schedule and pay are far better than many other places, especially in the corporate world, but it is often difficult to complete some of the work due to micromanagement.
Administrative departments are working hard to serve the students in the school district, yet conflicting priorities and inconsistent leadership can lead to ineffectiveness. While there are many talented professionals on board, roles are not always clearly defined, leading to doubled efforts in some areas, and no attention in other areas.