Battle Creek Schools

12:47 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Battle Creek Superintendent to receive pay raise, layoff approved

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School Board president says Linda Hicks did not ask for a raise
One week after approving $2.2 million in cuts and moments before reading aloud the names of four teachers laid off, the Battle Creek Board of Education on Monday approved a 3 percent raise and three-year contract extension for Superintendent Linda Hicks. Hicks was hired in 2010.
Battle Creek Schools
8:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek School Board approves $2.2-million in budget cuts

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Interview with Justin Hinkley

Battle Creek's School Board is expected to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year next week. 

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6:08 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools cut $2.2-million, will finalize budget next week

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Layoffs for 20 teachers are included, but many of those may be placed in other positions
The Battle Creek Board of Education approved $2.2 million in cuts Monday, sought fresh bids to privatize busing and got assurances from Superintendent Linda Hicks that the district could sustain its Outdoor Education Center for another year while it plans the camp's future.
6:16 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Education officials hope to expand Battle Creek literacy project

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Program funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant has shown success in first two years
More of the youngest students at the area's lowest-performing school are on-track to meet state standards thanks to a United Way-backed literacy project, data from the project shows, and officials are hoping the project can expand.
7:36 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Week-long event in Battle Creek focuses on school safety

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400 Battle Creek educators are attending week-long workshops. Evening sessions are open to public.
Teachers, not police officers will be the first defenders in a Battle Creek school shooting. "I have been in the business for 35 years and this is the first time I have heard that we have to own it," said Lakeview School District Superintendent David Peterson.