Battle Creek Schools

BATTLE CREEK--If further cost-cutting measures are not put in place, Battle Creek Public Schools could soon face the edge of the financial cliff. According to budget projections for the 2016-17 school year, the district is facing about a $3.6 million shortfall in its $55.6 million spending plan. If the district had to use its fund balance to cover the shortage of revenue, its savings would fall to about $1.5 million. (Battle Creek Enquirer)


Battle Creek Public Schools faces a crossroads in the face of declining enrollment and tight finances. Battle Creek Enquirer education reporter Safiya Merchant says district officials are trying to find a solution. 

"The newest member of the Battle Creek Public Schools Board of Education will be a familiar face to many in the community. After interviewing seven candidates and tallying up scores to break a tie, Rose Miller was appointed Monday to fill the BCPS board seat vacated by Scott Cubberly." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"The Battle Creek Public Schools Board of Education is expected to select a new board member Oct. 19 to replace Scott Cubberly, who resigned from his position. Cubberly’s term expires in 2016, but he vacated his position because he recently moved out of the BCPS district. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Scott Cubberly has moved out of the Battle Creek Public Schools district and has resigned his seat on the Board of Education. “Because I no longer live in the school district, I can no longer be (on) the board, which is unfortunate,” Cubberly said Monday. (Battle Creek Enquirer)