Business Partnership Opportunities
Educational partnerships in the Olathe Public Schools may be implemented in many ways, provided they meet district partnership guidelines and Board of Education policy.
Please call our Community Development office at (913) 780-8182 if you would like to be a business partner with the Olathe Public Schools.
In addition to specific projects such as those named below, there are various levels of partnerships involving our students and schools.
- Project Partnership: A connection between a classroom teacher and/or a business to complete a specific educational project for students in a specific class.
- School Partnership: A connection between a single school and business to benefit a majority of students within that school. The school and the business/community partner meet to determine activities that meet the school's goals and objectives, and how they might share resources or personnel for their mutual benefit.
- District Partnership: A connection between the Olathe district and the business/community to benefit several schools or a majority of schools within the district. Goals and objectives would be developed and monitored by district personnel.
- Community Partnership: A connection between the Olathe district, a school, or several schools and a community organization to provide a partnership that educationally benefits students. The goals and objectives would be developed and monitored by the participating entities.
- International Partnership: A connection between the Olathe district and an international partner for the purpose of educational and cultural exchange to promote global understanding.
Adopt-a-School Partnership Resource
A connection between a school and a business to develop an Adopt-A-School partnership arrangement to provide resources or monetary support to a specific school for a specific purpose.
C.R.E.W.S. and A.C.C.E.S.S. Partnership Resource
A connection with businesses to provide training opportunities for ninth- through 12th-grade students with handicaps to practice job skills. Student placement at the job site is one to three hours per day for up to five weeks, with no pay. Job coaches supervise 100 percent of the time. Student rotations to various sites occur every nine weeks. Transportation is provided by the school district. Students who have demonstrated employability and job skills, may be placed at a site closely paralleling employment. These may be paid or non-paid positions, for two to three hours per day for extended periods of time. Job coach support is provided as needed.
Work-Based Learning Partnership Resource
Connects the Olathe district, businesses and the community to provide career awareness, career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for students in high school. For more information, contact Angela Epps, 21st Century Program facilitator, at (913) 780-7006.