June 24, 2024

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Tag: USD 229

Education officials at the top of the 2023 KPERS ‘millionaires’ list

Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows that Kansas has 4,375 KPERS ‘millionaires’—state and local government retirees…

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Wolf Springs, Blue Valley refuse to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School, questions remain…

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A+ Team gets an F for honesty

The A+ Team, a slate of four candidates for the Blue Valley school board, posted a social media ad claiming that…

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Race-based, income-based achievement gaps widen in Johnson County

Achievement gaps in math and English Language Arts are worse for minorities and low-income students in the three largest school…

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More false claims from SUBV on spending and achievement

The activists of Stand Up Blue Valley (SUBV) are working hard to protect the bureaucracy at students’ expense by pushing…

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Blue Valley dodges questions about taxes ahead of bond issue

School districts routinely ask voters to approve hundreds of millions in new bond issue debt with the promise that it…

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Candidate invitation to speak at Derby school may be election law violation

A Derby High School instructor potentially ran afoul of state election law last week when she invited the Democrat challenger…

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Kansas school calls domestic terrorism a ‘right-wing’ issue

A 9th-Grade history assignment and discussion at Blue Valley West High School in Kansas asked students to explain “What is…

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No documentation for mask order at BVSW in USD 229

An email from Principal Scott Roberts on January 7 informed parents of Blue Valley Southwest (BVSW) students in USD 229…

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Schools ignore legal requirement to conduct needs assessments

State law requires local school boards to conduct annual building needs assessments of each school as part of the budget…

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School newspaper editorial criticizes free speech, religion

An editorial in the Blue Valley Northwest school newspaper recently called for a limitation on religious speech based on –…

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More school funding deception from Stand Up Blue Valley

A recent Facebook post by Stand Up Blue Valley is another good example of advocacy groups placing a higher priority…

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Blue Valley ransom note to parents: pay up or else

Just when you think education officials’ money worship cannot be more depraved, an elementary school principal sends parents what amounts…

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Doctor says there’s no legitimate medical reason to mask children

One Kansas City-area mom had to fight tooth and nail to get a mask exemption for her children, despite having…

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Blue Valley board to students and parents: No soup for you!

While watching the Blue Valley school board’s April 8 meeting to rule on parents’ requests for COVID mask accommodations for…

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Blue Valley district deprives parents of due process rights

The Blue Valley school district in Johnson County deprived two parents of their due process rights on Tuesday when the…

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Stand Up Blue Valley: fund systems, not students

The Kansas House of Representatives just approved legislation to give academically challenged students a chance for a better education, and…

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Blue Valley parents to district: Let Them Play

Though the atmosphere mirrored a pep rally leading to a big game, the more than 400 “let them play” protesters…

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USD 229: free daycare for certified staff, parents on their own

Parents already upset with USD 229 Blue Valley’s decision to severely limit in-person instruction come fall are fuming over the…

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Big pay hikes for Blue Valley administrators

Parents remain frustrated over the lack of dyslexia services in USD 229 Blue Valley, which has been partially blamed on…

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JoCo doc: COVID positivity rate artificially high, from skewed sample

Dr. Christine White, a pediatrician with Johnson County Pediatrics, says the COVID positivity rate is artificially high because “the data…

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Blue Valley school district has Democrat candidate speak to students

Students in the Blue Valley school district Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program attended an event on voting that…

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