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8-23-23 — Forbes Names Olathe Public Schools No. 4 Best Employer in State

Aug. 23, 2023 ~ Olathe Public Schools was named the No.4 Best Employer in the state of Kansas by Forbes Magazine. Olathe Public Schools is the highest ranked K-12 school district on the list.

"After being named No.12 on Forbes’ list of best mid-size employers in the United States, we are so excited to be recognized locally in the top four employers in the state of Kansas,” Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager said. “Our staff members are vital to the success of the school district. Thank you to our staff for their hard work and commitment to preparing every student for their future. With this shared vision, along with our supportive community in Olathe of students, families and patrons - we have been able to create a team that people want to join.”

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 70,000 workers at companies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participants were asked if they would recommend their employer to others, and to evaluate their employer based on working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development, company image and more. Participants also assessed employers beyond their own. All surveys were anonymous to encourage candor.

To apply to work in Olathe Public Schools, please visit our online application website. Olathe Public Schools’ vision is “Preparing Students for Their Future.” This vision is only accomplished through the commitment of the 4,500-plus staff members and the families of the 30,000 students. The district’s strategic plan includes Olathe Public Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate and outlines the goals of the district in the areas of high academic expectations, behavior and social-emotional development, human capital and effective systems and prioritized resources.