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3-1-23 — District Named No. 12 Mid-Size Employer in the Nation

March 1, 2023 ~ Olathe Public Schools was announced as one of the top mid-size employers in the United States. Forbes Magazine listed Olathe Public Schools as the 12th best mid-size employer in the nation. Olathe Public Schools is the only K-12 school district in the top 60.

"We are extremely proud to be among the top mid-size employers nationwide,” Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager said. “This type of honor is only possible because of the community that we have built together. With the common goal of preparing our students for their future, we have been able to create an environment that people want to be a part of.”

The prominent list is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, and recognizes top companies across the country in varying industries based on feedback from employees. Forbes compiles the list by partnering with the market research firm Statista to survey about 45,000 workers at American companies and institutions with 1,000 to 5,000 employees. Participants were asked if they would recommend their current employers to friends and family (on a scale of 0 to 10) and to cite any other employer they would also recommend. The final list ranks the 500 companies that received the most recommendations.

Read more about Olathe Public Schools ranking No. 12 in the nation in this Forbes article about the education sector of the list.

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.