Blue Valley Unified School District

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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)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    As an assistant to a variety of teachers, I gained an insight within the educational industry I will cherish.

    Paraprofessional (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: I enjoyed working with children of all ages and learning… Cons: Working with children with autism was quite a challenge and… Advice to Senior Management: As a Paraprofessional, I was paid the same amount per hour as an employee who had been employed for a longer period of time. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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