Welcome to Blue Valley Schools, where
Education Beyond Expectations is a living reality in classrooms throughout the district. In Blue Valley, we are committed to helping our more than 22,000 students in grades PreK-12 achieve unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth. The heart of that mission begins with our exemplary employees. Our goal is to provide positive work environments for dedicated employees through professional development opportunities, peer collaboration and innovative classrooms as we pave the way for
Education Beyond Expectations. We invite you to explore the many job opportunities and benefits of working with Blue Valley Schools.
EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR (ESY) POSITIONS
Job postings for Extended School Year are now available. All applicants, both internal and
external, must fill out an online application. All offers of employment will be sent through email. Internal offers will be sent to a current Blue Valley email address. External offers will be sent to the email address listed on the application.
Dates - Tuesday, May 31-Thursday, July 7
Locations - Hilltop Campus, Cedar Hills Elementary and Blue Valley Southwest High School
Hours - Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - Noon
Positions - SPED Para, SPED Para Intensive Resource, SPED Para LIFT, SPED Para ECH, SPED Para ECH LIFT & Job Coach
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- For priority consideration, submit your online application between March 21 and April 8.
At this time Blue Valley Schools is not accepting applications for the positions of substitute teacher, substitute paraprofessional or substitute nurse. These positions will reopen in July for the 2016-17 school year. You are encouraged to check the district's website and complete the application process at that time. Please direct any questions to Substitute Services at (913) 239-4645.
Classified employees account for approximately 40 percent of staff in positions such as: para educators, administrative assistants, custodians and various positions within food services, maintenance, grounds, accounting and technology. These positions vary in daily work schedules - some are 10-month (school year) positions, while others are year-round. Details are listed on each job posting.
Blue Valley Schools provide employees with a broad spectrum of benefits including but not limited to: Health & Welfare, 403(b) & 457(b) voluntary retirement plans, 529 College Savings plan and Kansas Public Employee System (KPERS) membership. More information related to employee benefits can be found here.
NEW TEACHER SUPPORT PROGRAM
This program is designed to induct new teachers into the district and to provide an option to work toward a master's degree. Every new teacher attends a series of seminars and classes on curriculum, instruction, classroom management and the Blue Valley culture called the New Teacher Academy. Master teachers are assigned to observe, conference and support new teachers. Peer assistants are trained to help beginning teachers identify strengths and areas for growth. Instructional research coaches are experienced teachers who provide support to new teachers throughout their first year.
FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION!
Scholarships have been added to state-funded student assistance programs administered by the Kansas Board of Regents. These programs -- the Kansas Special Education Teacher Service Scholarship and the Kansas Teacher Education Scholarship -- are particularly advantageous to current teachers obtaining additional hours. For more information, visit the
website. Specific questions regarding these programs may be addressed by calling (785) 296-3517 or via
OPTIONAL MASTER'S DEGREE
36 hour, non-thesis master's degree granted by Baker University -- After successful completion of the first 12 hours of university graduate credit, candidates are eligible to advance one column on the district's salary schedule. Baker professors and Blue Valley faculty partner to support and advise the degree option candidates. All classes in the first year of the program are taught in Blue Valley facilities.
Master of Arts in Education at Baker University -- The MAEd is designed for the practicing classroom teacher. The program combines a strong base of knowledge with opportunities for implementation and reflection, preparing teachers for the challenges that face schools today. Begin your degree now and you could finish in less than two years.
Three important things to remember about Kansas licensure:
- All certified employees must have a current Kansas license in the content area/grade level which they are employed.
KSDE will no longer print and mail paper license copies to applicants. All certified employees must print his/her license from the KSDE website and submit to Human Resources.
- Kansas licenses are a function of the Kansas State Department of Education located in Topeka, Kansas, not a function of Blue Valley Schools. It is the responsibility of the employee to obtain and maintain a Kansas license.
Kansas licensure information is available
online or by telephone at (785) 291-3678. Application packets should be mailed to:
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation, Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson, Suite 106, Topeka, KS 66612
How do I apply for jobs in the Blue Valley School District?
For more information on the application process, please
What happens after an application is submitted?
Once submitted the application is sent to the interviewing supervisor. Applicants will be notified either by phone to setup an interview or by email stating the position has already been filled.
I have already submitted an application but would like to apply for another position. What should I do?
Simply log into your account. Once logged in you may edit your application or apply for additional positions.
What factors are considered before hiring?
Many criteria are reviewed prior to offering an applicant a position, including information contained in the file, background experiences, education, references, a criminal background check and responses received during the interview.
I have already submitted an application. Should I contact/stop by to meet the building principals?
In fairness to the principals and applicants, you should not contact/visit the buildings without prior approval from an administrator in Human Resources.
At what point will certified applicants know if they will be hired and how will they be informed?
The certified hiring process is ongoing from January through September. Applicants must first complete the online Gallup screening interview. If you have been interviewed for a specific position at the building level, you will receive notification of your status when a candidate has been selected.
Does my educational experience make me too expensive to be hired? Have I taught too many years to be hired?
No. Blue Valley is looking for the best match of a teaching applicant to the available opening. We hire people with many years of teaching experience, as well as first year teachers. Likewise, we hire teachers with bachelor's degrees as well as candidates with doctorates.
Is Kansas Licensure required to be hired for a classified position?
No. The job description attached to each job posting gives detailed information about requirements for the position.
Do I have to substitute in the district prior to being hired?
While substitute teaching does offer you an opportunity to become more acquainted with the various schools and principals, it is not a requirement for hiring.
Can I substitute teach while I have an application on file?
Yes. If you are interested, please review the information in our
substitute teachers section of this website.
If I am a part-time employee with the district and have the necessary qualifications, am I able to substitute on my off-days?
Yes, please contact the Substitute Office at (913) 239-4645 for more information.
It is the policy of the District to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. The District shall not discriminate in its employment practices and procedures on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. All employment decisions made will be based on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, reduction-in-force, termination, compensation, benefits and training.
Any individual needing assistance in submitting an application for any opening should contact the Human Resources department.
Any applicant who believes that he or she has been subject to unlawful discrimination by the District may direct his or her inquiries to the Kansas Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Blue Valley School District conducts employment background investigations as part of the process of considering candidacy for employment.
Effective 7/1/12, smoking or use of tobacco products is prohibited in all district-owned buildings, on all grounds and at athletic facilities, in district-leased facilities, on school buses and in all vehicles owned or leased by the Blue Valley School District. For more information, please refer to BOE policy #6840.