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)

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.

Other reviews for Blue Valley Unified School District

  1.  

    No respect or support for teachers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with children of all ages and learning skills.

    Cons

    Working with children with autism was quite a challenge and difficult due to physical issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a Paraprofessional, I was paid the same amount per hour as an employee who had been employed for a longer period of time. This was especially troubling for the unique employee that had worked within the UPLIFT Program which works with autistic children. These are children that can be physically aggressive, not only to themselves but others. Paraprofessionals who work more than one year within this position should be entitled to a raise based on their experience and job performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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