Battle Creek Schools

6:12 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Battle Creek School Board Approves Budget

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Privatizing the district's bus system will save $1.7-million
A $54.9 million budget was approved Monday night by the Battle Creek Board of Education, and for the first time in four years, the district did not have to lay off teachers to make the budget work. Last year, 20 positions were eliminated and four teachers were laid off.
7:41 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Battle Creek School Board Approves Cuts, Nears Budget Surplus

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Superintendent Linda Hicks says approving a budget with a surplus would represent "a clean slate"
Battle Creek Public Schools moved a step closer to its first surplus budget in seven years after its Board of Education unanimously approved $1.1 million in cuts Monday. Four teaching positions will be eliminated through attrition, but the cuts for the 2014-15 school year marked the first time in at least four years no teachers were laid off as the board worked to close budget gaps.
6:12 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Battle Creek Schools Bus Driver's License Had Been Suspended Before Hiring

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Driver has since been fired after a minor crash
When a Battle Creek Public Schools bus driver was arrested March 31 for driving with an expired license, it wasn't the first time his license had been taken away. Driver Kevin Frederick had his license suspended months before he was hired by BCPS in December 2011, according to documents in his personnel file obtained by the Enquirer through a Freedom of Information Act request.
6:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Battle Creek Schools Consider Bids on Bus Service Again

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Rank and file bus drivers rejected agreement on new contract
Busing bids are back on the table as Battle Creek Public Schools strives for its first surplus budget in years. In March, the Board of Education voted to keep transportation in-house after approving a new contract with bus drivers that would save the district more over time than privatizing the service.
1:06 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Battle Creek School Bus Driver Arrested After Crash

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No injuries reported in accident
A Battle Creek Public Schools bus driver involved in a minor crash this morning in a restaurant parking lot was arrested after police found he was driving on a suspended license and had multiple warrants. No children were on the bus at the time