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 (US)

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 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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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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Campus Police Officer (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS (US)

I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Family orientated, pretty good benefits, and work hours. The people you… Cons: No pay raises, no merit raises, if is hard to make a living on one income with this job. The salary is not enough… Advice to Senior Management: No available upward movement unless you are a teacher Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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