Meet Our Board of Education

  • The Olathe Public Schools are served by seven board members representing area positions in three districts plus one at-large position. (view the board district boundaries map, adopted in June 2022, in PDF format) The president for 2023-24 is Brad Boyd and the vice president is Julie Steele. The board meets at 5:45 p.m. in the Education Center, 14160 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe. Upcoming meeting dates are March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6 and the organizational meeting on July 11.

    The board will hold a joint meeting with representatives from the City of Olathe at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Education Center. No action will be taken.

    Viewers will be able to watch and listen by visiting our YouTube page.

    For more information, please contact Clerk of the Board at 913-780-8049 or email bbehmec@olatheschools.org.

    Requests for public comment must be made by noon on the day of the board meeting.

    Download the Public Comments Registration Card (PDF)

    Read our board of education brochure (PDF)

    Board Workshops

    Board workshops give district staff an opportunity to present in-depth information to board members on a focused topic. Meetings will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the board room of the Education Center unless otherwise stated below.

    • Sept. 21 at the Olathe Advanced Technical Center, 611 N. Nelson Road — Learning Services representatives will speak on a variety of topics under the leadership of Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tim Reves. New State of Kansas graduation requirements will also be discussed.
    • Nov. 16 — Upcoming Legislative Session / Long-term Financial Picture  
    • Feb. 22, 2024 — Training from the Kansas Association of School Boards and Board of Education process orientation  
    • April 18, 2024 — topic has not yet been determined

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Will Babbit

Represents the at-large district, Position 7
Term: 2024-28

Will Babbit and his wife have lived in Olathe since 2010. Their son is a student in the Olathe Public Schools, and Will is a member of his school's site council. Will is a veteran of the United States Army and current director of business engineering at Stinson LLP. He is also a graduate of the Olathe Civic Academy and Citizen's Police Academy.

President for 2023-24

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Brad Boyd

Represents district 2, Position 2
Term: 2024-28

Brad Boyd and his wife, Myisha, have been residents in the Olathe School District for four years. Brad is an active member of the community and is involved in site council and the School Counseling Advisory Council. He also coaches youth baseball. Brad is a marketing/sales program manager at Sprint. Brad and his wife have four children in Olathe Public Schools, three in elementary and one in middle school.

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Becky Johann

Represents district 3, Position 6
Term: remainder of 2022-26

 

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Robert Kuhn

Represents district 2, Position 5
Term: 2022-26

Robert Kuhn and his wife, Erica, have lived in Olathe nine years. They have four children, three of whom currently attend Olathe schools. Robert has been part of the Indian Creek Elementary School Site Council for the past two years. He is also involved in Cub Scouts with his two sons. Robert is a general manager at Millard Lumber for its custom cabinet division.

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Claire Reagan

Represents district 1, Position 4
Term: 2024-28

Claire Reagan and her husband, Scott, have been residents in the Olathe School District for over 10 years. They have three children — one future and two current Olathe students. Claire is a former public and private high school English teacher and previous Olathe substitute. She currently works as a special needs care associate in Matthew's Ministry at Church of the Resurrection and a contract consultant with Blazer Strategies. Claire is a 2019 graduate of the Olathe Civic and Johnson County Citizens' Academy as well as a 2022 graduate of Leadership Olathe.

Vice president for 2023-24

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Julie Steele

Represents district 3, Position 3
Term: 2022-26

Julie Steele and her husband, Tim, have four children, three of whom have graduated from Olathe Public Schools. Julie is a graduate of the Olathe district and taught early childhood special education here. She and Tim own an audiology practice with multiple locations. Julie serves as director of operations. Julie is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Olathe Civic Academy, and on the advisory board for Boys and Girls Club in Olathe.

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Dr. Stacey Yurkovich

Represents district 1, Position 1
Term: 2024-28

Dr. Stacey Yurkovich has lived in the Olathe community for nine years. She has two children and four grandchildren. Her four grandchildren attend Olathe Public Schools – two at Manchester Park Elementary and two in the Spanish Immersion program at Black Bob elementary. Dr. Yurkovich was a teacher in the district for two years and a junior high/middle school administrator for 24 years. Following her retirement from Olathe in 2015, she continued working in education and served as the director of teaching and learning in another Kansas district and a high school administrator and director of academies in a Missouri school district. She fully retired from public education in 2022.  

 

 

Board of Education Districts

  • The method of election for Olathe USD 233 is a district method with three districts. Each district has two member positions on the Board of Education. A seventh member position is elected on an at-large basis. The districts are as follows:

    • District 1 — The south portion of the district with the western, southern, and eastern boundaries being the district boundary. The northern boundary beginning at Pflumm Road and heading west is Santa Fe/135th Street to Interstate 35, then Old 56 Highway to K-7 Highway/Parker, then Santa Fe/135th Street to the western district boundary.
    • District 2 — The northeast portion of the district with the eastern and northern boundaries being the district boundary. The western boundary is the west BNSF rail line to College Boulevard, then Woodland Road to 127th Street, then Nelson Road to Kansas City Road, then Ridgeview to Santa Fe Street. The southern boundary is Santa Fe/135th Street to Pflumm Road, then the district boundary.
    • District 3 — The northwest portion of the district with the western and northern boundaries being the district boundary. The eastern boundary is the west BNSF rail line to College Boulevard, then Woodland Road to 127th Street, then Nelson Road to Kansas City Road, then Ridgeview to Santa Fe Street, then Interstate 35 to Old 56 Highway. The southern boundary is Old 56 Highway to K-7 Highway/Parker Street, then Santa Fe/135th Street to the western district boundary.

    Voting Plan B (K.S.A. 72-8003) (1) allows all electors who reside in a member district to vote in the primary election for the member positions of such member district and for the at-large member position, and (2) allows all electors who reside in the school district to vote in the general election for all member positions, including the at-large position.

    Approved by voters Nov. 2, 2004
    Boundaries revised by Board of Education Oct. 2, 2008
    Boundaries revised by Board of Education June 29, 2022