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.

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Current Employee - Teacher  in  Overland Park, KS (US)
Current Employee - Teacher in 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

13 Other Employee Reviews for Blue Valley Unified School District (View Most Recent)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect or support for teachers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Valley Unified School District

    Pros

    A teachers schedule will give you a lot of time off, including all major hollidays. The teachers are mostly caring and support each other.

    Cons

    Building and district leadership is questionable and too much emphasis is placed on assessment scores. Support is questionable from district and building leaders and the teachers are not supported by their administrators. Image is far too important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the teachers, be more visible, eliminate fear of not earning AYP by downplaying the assessments importance, hold all teachers, administrators, parents, and students to the same fair standard (don't play favorites).

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Education beyond expectations!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Debate Coach  in  Overland Park, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Debate Coach in Overland Park, KS (US)

    I worked at Blue Valley Unified School District as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Blue Valley Cares about their students
    Other teachers care about the students
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    The state government sadly does not care about Blue Valley
    The district is financially struggling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convince people to elect a different governor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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