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Blue Valley Unified School District Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Good district with pitfalls"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    They have a lot of resources and are one of the more well off districts in the state. They have a ton of professional development opportunities and really encourage teachers to take advantage. Kids are good despite a bit of entitlement. Overall a good district to work for

    Cons

    They're a bit like a business. What District Office says is what goes even if you disagree. Teachers don't have a strong voice and are paid the least in the Johnson County area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers' input more often and more seriously. At a building level we do a good job, but at the district level it's awful


  2. "Custodial Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Decent place to work for

    Cons

    No consistency with Coordinator....untrustworthy towards custodial department

    Advice to Management

    Be a true leader for your team, lead by example

  3. "Human Resources Admin Asst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    District Office works year round, but does work four 10 hour days with Friday off in the summer.

    Cons

    Low pay. Definite division between upper management and everyone else. There is no way to advance.


  4. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Education Technology Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Education Technology Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff was wonderful, I met some excellent people. There are so many people I miss, when we see each other out in the community we say hello.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and supporting staff.

    Advice to Management

    If management could communicate better, be open to and implement suggestions from support staff; they would run more efficiently and create a stronger sense of pride and ownership in the work they do and retention of strong employees.


  5. "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Great families, great team members

    Cons

    Lower salary then neighboring districts

    Advice to Management

    Follow the other districts so you stop losing great employees


  6. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work hours.
    Same schedule as students.

    Cons

    Very little support from administration and teachers. Low pay. No vacation pay and no pay during summers. No merit pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge good, competent work. Please consider merit pay.


  7. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Great co-works! Administrators are so fun!

    Cons

    Awful pay for position. Benefits are not great.

  8. "Caring & genuine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District part-time

    Pros

    Kind people that genuinely love making a difference in our children's lives.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any!


  9. "Blue Valley Para Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Staff and teamwork is great

    Cons

    Pay is below average for state of Kansas; training for general ed is great, special ed training not specific to job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Elementary School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Great families/students, many amazing colleagues, learning environment

    Cons

    Not always supportive of best teaching practices or teachers, parents run the schools, each school has a distinct culture - some better than others


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