Pros: good benefits, great students
Cons: working lunches, some staff members
I worked as a para in the Blue Valley school district. My students were wonderful, as were many of my coworkers. Some of the regular ed students were a little disrespectful of the adults in the school but were, for the most part, good kids. I ran into some difficulty with a small minority of the staff. I was asked to do some things by superiors that went against my training by the school district (and that frankly made me uncomfortable). When I tried to voice my concerns for my students' well being and the potential conflicts between what I was taught by the district and what I was asked to do, I received zero support from the administration. I chose to leave the school district because of the conflict in values. However, the vast majority of my time at Blue Valley was wonderful and I would still recommend the school district for most potential employees.