June 28, 2022
At a special Board of Education meeting on June 28, the Board appointed Jan Kessinger to fill the vacant District 1 Board of Education position. He was one of 15 people interviewed for the open position that expires in January 2024.
Kessinger is a longtime Blue Valley resident. Jan and his wife have three children who graduated from Blue Valley Schools and two grandchildren. He will be sworn in at Blue Valley’s regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m.
Registration for bus transportation for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Families who register on or before June 30 receive a significant registration discount. Beginning July 1, full fare will be required.
Complete a registration form online and submit the registration and payment (if required) electronically. You may also complete a registration form online, print the form and then mail it to Durham with payment (if required).
Requests for district-provided special education transportation must be made by a special education teacher or by the school psychologist at the student’s school. Early childhood families who have students with an IEP should request transportation through the form provided by the Early Childhood Program.
Questions or concerns about bus routes or transportation fees should be directed to Durham School Services at (913) 681-2492.
The Blue Valley Board of Education believes in the active involvement and participation of the Blue Valley community in the district through Board of Education Advisory Committees. As the district grows and changes, these advisory committees allow the Board to increase involvement in the school district and receive input from the community on key issues.
Committee members are appointed prior to the school year and serve two-year terms. Current standing committees include Communications, Curriculum and Instruction, Facility Planning, Finance and Operations, Health and Well-being, Student Activities and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Patrons and community members interested in serving on a committee can submit an application online.
Learn more about the district’s Board Advisory committees, including meeting dates, committee goals and more on the district website.
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#Zero Reasons Why to host free retreat for high school students
#Zero Reasons Why, a teen-led mental health and suicide prevention campaign sponsored by Johnson County Mental Health Center, is hosting a free retreat on July 14, 2022 to help educate and inspire local teens to be mental health advocates in their schools and communities.
If your high school student is passionate about mental health, RSVP with #Zero Reasons Why.
All Johnson County area high schoolers are invited to attend and Blue Valley would love to see students from across our district represented. This year’s event will have a greater focus on self-care and offer students even more mental health and team-building activities, in addition to leadership training and special breakout sessions led by Johnson County Mental Health Center.
To learn more about #Zero Reasons Why, visit their website.