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Olathe School District Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Para educator for Olathe USD 233"

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Olathe, KS
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    Pros

    Para educators work only when children are in school. The schedule works great for having my own kids in Olathe schools. I am able to provide excellent health care for my family through the district.

    Cons

    The only con would be the hourly pay rate. I am working mostly to provide health insurance for my family and to help the students.


  2. "Elementary teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Olathe School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous students, parents, community, support! The irt's are a huge help your first year and so are other co-workers. The Olathe way is the best way!

    Cons

    Extra hours, money out of pocket spent on classroom, some principals and district members play favorites


  3. "substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Recommends

    I worked at Olathe School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    enjoyed working with children

    Cons

    can be very unorganized at times


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  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Olathe, KS
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Olathe School District (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work, lots of opportunity to take care of family needs. Equal opportunity employer. Room for growth if that is what you want.

    Cons

    The lack of pay increases over several years is a problem. If you are close to retirement age, you stay, if not you look for other job opportunities in the for profit industries.


  6. "Speech Pathologist"

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    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Olathe School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good resources and support available particularly for new clinicians.

    Cons

    The district has it's own way of handling everything which is not always a con. Depends on how flexible you are.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  7. "Administrative Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Olathe School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with dedicated and efficient staff.

    Cons

    No considerable raise in years.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries. You get what you pay for.


  8. "Para"

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Olathe School District (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Summers off. If you have kids in the school district, then you can have the same days off as they do.

    Cons

    Low pay. Lots of State cutbacks with public education.


  9. "overall enjoyable."

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    Current Employee - Mathematics Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Mathematics Teacher in Olathe, KS
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good city in which education is a priority.

    Cons

    It's still education. Some students just don't want to learn. Pay is just average for metropolitan area.

    Advice to Management

    Be less conservative and try some more risky ideas.


  10. "Loved the district, the people and the overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Olathe School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great location in south Johnson County
    - Staff has wonderful work ethic, very friendly and helpful, welcoming
    - Diverse student population

    Cons

    - Very exclusive schools; job opportunities can be hard to find
    - Large classroom counts

    Advice to Management

    Open up more schools?


  11. "A great place to work and make a difference"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant in Olathe, KS
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Olathe School District part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule, Make a difference

    Cons

    Raises and career growth is very limited

    Advice to Management

    Notice what classified employees are doing--making a difference


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