ABOUT US

Stand Up Blue Valley is a non-partisan organization of parents and community stakeholders in the Blue Valley area who are concerned about the impact of legislation and outside interests on our award-winning public schools.

 

   OUR PURPOSE   

  • Defend our Blue Valley schools, which are a cornerstone of our local economy and educated workforce

  • Inform our community about key legislative issues impacting public education and engage voters accordingly

  • Ensure a legacy of educational excellence in Blue Valley

   OUR PRIORITIES   

  • Quality public education

  • Local control for our school district

  • Hiring and retaining quality teachers

  • Electing legislators, School Board members, and other officials who value public education and will work to support it

  • Ensuring Blue Valley patrons are informed, engaged, and voting for our schools

  • Exposing outside special interests that work to undermine public education and local control

   OUR GOALS   

  • Engage eligible voters and get our community to vote with our schools in mind

  • Inform voters about how they can request an advance ballot or vote in person, in advance, so they can vote easily in the August primary election and November general election; Inform voters that every election is important to our schools

  • Give voters resources where they can go for factual information about candidates and issues (Stand Up Blue Valley Facebook and standupbluevalley.org)

  • Keep voters informed about issues impacting public education, and issue call-to-action recommendations when deemed appropriate

  • Encourage pro-public education candidates to run for office: BVSD Board of Education, Kansas Legislature, State Board of Education, etc.

 

Stand Up Blue Valley believes that our community values our schools, and if informed on what is at stake, will vote in support of our schools. We want our community to know that their votes greatly matter to our schools. 


   OUR POSITIONS   

  • Stand Up Blue Valley believes that our community values our schools, and if informed on what is at stake, will vote in support of our schools. 

  • The excellence of Blue Valley Schools drives the success of our local economy, property values, and community overall.

  • Quality teachers and staff are essential to the success of our schools and must be valued and compensated appropriately.

  • Our School Board members should value public education, quality teachers and staff, and work to support our schools by advocating positively with patrons/taxpayers and Kansas Legislators.

  • Blue Valley legislators should value public education, quality teachers and staff, and Blue Valley Schools. They should work to support our Blue Valley Schools by voting to fund them, by supporting our locally elected School Board, and by resisting outside influences detrimental to our schools.

  • Outside special interests, often dark-money funded, have been detrimental to our Blue Valley Schools by spreading false and misleading information to voters, and supporting anti-public education candidates with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign advertising.

  • Tax money should not be given to private schools. 

  • The Kansas Legislature should not attempt to usurp the duties of the elected State Board of Education or our local Board of Education.

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