Blue Valley Unified School District

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Blue Valley Unified School District Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and values in the school district. Great place to work.

    Cons

    For some positions the salary is not as competitive.


  2. Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great school district with great teachers and students. Love my coworkers.

    Cons

    No challenges working at the different school events.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  3. All around great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment and safe.

    Cons

    Stuck up mind set of students.


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  5. Classroom Para

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very dedicated to student achievement, and focus on developing the whole student, school year schedule.

    Cons

    Each school has its own culture and some are more positive than others

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase pay to Para's, they do often very difficult support work with special needs students and increase pay would reduce turnover in those positions.


  6. Best education job I have had

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    provided technology to all students

    Cons

    each year had greater demands with same resources


  7. LOVE IT!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) I really enjoy the team I work with.
    2) Casual atmosphere
    3) A little bit of flex time when you need it
    4) Non dramatic team

    Cons

    1) Obviously pay because this is a school district. We do receive raises (not much), but that all epends what the budget looks like. I love my team so it really helps!

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. As an assistant to a variety of teachers, I gained an insight within the educational industry I will cherish.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with children of all ages and learning skills.

    Cons

    Working with children with autism was quite a challenge and difficult due to physical issues.

    Advice to Management

    As a Paraprofessional, I was paid the same amount per hour as an employee who had been employed for a longer period of time. This was especially troubling for the unique employee that had worked within the UPLIFT Program which works with autistic children. These are children that can be physically aggressive, not only to themselves but others. Paraprofessionals who work more than one year within this position should be entitled to a raise based on their experience and job performance.


  9. Very good school system, denizens a bit snobby

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District part-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Competitive salary
    - Nice location
    - Ample access to resources, state-of-the-art technology, expert people
    - Plenty of opportunity to work

    Cons

    - Snobby environment (i.e. "THE Johnson County rich kids" attitude)


  10. Very rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education LIFT Para Educator in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Special Education LIFT Para Educator in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. The staff work together to make the education cohesive for everyone. The staff cares about its teachers and students.

    Cons

    I need a place that has possibilities of advancement. A job that has better compensation.


  11. Good school district to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a teacher for Blue Valley for one year. It has a ton of resources, highly motivated students, decent pay for public school teachers, and the particular school I worked at had a great sense of collegiality and collaboration.

    Cons

    There is a definite sense of entitlement from students and their families. Administrators expect you to uphold the "Blue Valley standards", which are excellent, but don't always know how to help you do that.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just set high expectations, but make sure the people working for your district really know how to realize the results you want.



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