Number of Blue Valley teachers leaving district continues upward trend during COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, the number of teacher resignations and retirements has continued to increase in the Blue Valley School District, with 239 teachers opting to leave the district this year. File photo.

A total of 239 teachers either resigned or retired from the Blue Valley School District at the end of the 2021-22 school year, according to district officials, continuing a recent upward trend that has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the numbers? Of the teachers leaving Blue Valley this most recent year, a majority of resignations and retirements are coming from the elementary school level. Here’s a breakdown of teacher resignations/retirements by level in the 21-22 year: