Blue Valley Unified School District
3.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.bluevalleyk12.org Overland Park, KS

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Mostly positive yet very low pay-scale compared to local districts and a top-down approach that stifles building Admin.

Teacher (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS

Pros-Prestigious
-Decent amenities
-Excellent communication
-Building level Administrators
-Competent/caring colleagues
-Community involvement

Cons-District level Administration
-Poor technology
-Not many opportunities for growth/programs outside of business partners
-Handful of bizarre parents/students
-Poor social-work program
-Lowest pay-scale & "negotiated contract" in metro
-Abuse of power by certain administrators/teachers
-Lack of input/opportunity in materials & resources

Advice to Senior ManagementMake this a place teachers are fiscally valued and rewarded. Allow programs that seek to involve students and parents that aren't currently involved. Direct more attention to technology access and training at all buildings. Focus more on meaningful professional development where multiple professionals are involved-not merely one district level specialist. Get rid of early release days (they are a pain for students/staff/parents) and direct attention to more than just test-scores.

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    A good place to work if you are looking for something to do but not a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District


    Pros: The schedule is very conducive to family life. Cons: The paraprofessionals are uncompensated and undervalued. Advice to Senior Management: Find a way to get true feedback from your employees. More
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    No respect or support for teachers

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    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District


    Pros: A teachers schedule will give you a lot of time off, including… Cons: Building and district leadership is questionable and too much emphasis is placed on assessment scores. Support is questionable… Advice to Senior Management: Support the teachers, be more visible, eliminate fear of not earning AYP by downplaying the assessments… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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