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Blue Valley Unified School District 229, Kansas

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Blue Valley Unified School District 229
Overland Park, Kansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Tom Trigg
Enrollment:21,925 students
Graduation rate:95.9%[1]
Number of schools:34
Budget: $240.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Pam Robinson
Board members:7
Term length:4
Blue Valley School District USD 229 is a school district in Kansas that served 21,925 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the fourth-largest by enrollment in the state of Kansas.

About the district

Blue Valley Unified School District 229 is located in Johnson County, Kansas
Blue Valley Unified School District 229 is located in Johnson County, Kansas. The county seat of Johnson County is Olathe. Johnson County is home to 566,933 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Johnson County outperformed the rest of Kansas in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 51.7 percent of Johnson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.3 percent for Kansas as a whole. The median household income in Johnson County was $74,717 compared to $51,332 for the state of Kansas. The poverty rate in Johnson County was 6.5 percent compared to 13.7 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Johnson County (%) Kansas (%)
White 87.8 87.1
Black or African American 4.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.2
Asian 4.6 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Johnson County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 158,401 110526
2008 152,627 127,091
2004 158,103 97,866
2000 129,965 79,118

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Superintendent

The superintendent of Blue Valley Unified School District 229 is Tom Trigg. Joining the district as assistant superintendent of administrative services in 1996, he became deputy superintendent of administrative services in 2001 and district superintendent in 2004. He was named superintendent of the year by the Kansas Association of School Administrators in 2011.

Trigg earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physical education teaching from Ottawa University in 1974, master's in educational administration from Emporia State University in 1977 and doctorate in education from the University of Kansas in 1986.[6]

School board

Blue Valley Unified schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms.[7]

Blue Valley Unified Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Pam Robinson 1 2003 2015
Tony Thill 2 2007 2015
Cindy Bowling 3 2011 2015
Sue Matson 4 2005 2017
Stacy Obringer-Varhall 5 2013 2017
Mike Seitz 6 2011 2017
Thomas Mitchell 7 2011 2015

School board elections

See also: Blue Valley Unified School District 229 elections (2015)

Members of the Blue Valley Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every odd-numbered year. Four seats are up for election on April 7, 2015, and three seats are up for election in 2017.[8]

Public participation in board meetings

As of December 30, 2014, the link on the Blue Valley Unified website for board policies does not work.[9]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Blue Valley Unified School District 229:[10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $188,170,000 78.2% $12,717,000 5.3% $24,610,000 10.2% $15,000,000 6.2% $163,000 0.1% $240,660,000
Averages: $188,170,000 78% $12,717,000 5% $24,610,000 10% $15,000,000 6% $163,000 0% $240,660,000

Contact information

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Blue Valley Unified School District 229
15020 Metcalf
P.O. Box 23901
Overland Park, KS 66283-0901
Phone: (913) 239-4000
Fax: (913) 239-4150

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