Blue Valley Unified School District

www.bluevalleyk12.org
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Good school district to work for

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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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  1. All around great

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    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.

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

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

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District

    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 Management

    Make 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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