Battle Creek Schools

Superintendent Linda Hicks is expected to recommend elementary school closings to the Battle Creek Board of Education on Monday night. The discussion will be part of a special meeting at 6 p.m. at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center, 100 W. Van Buren St. The seven-member board isn't scheduled to take action until its regular meeting a week later, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20. That meeting also will be held at the McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

While consultants and teachers have issued their recommendations on which Battle Creek elementary schools should close, no decisions have been made, Superintendent Linda Hicks told parents Monday. Some 80 parents and residents attended the meeting at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Battle Creek Public Schools has set locations for parent sessions to discuss the possible closure of elementary schools. Three meetings have been scheduled for next week. (Battle Creek)

Several elementary schools may be on the chopping block at Battle Creek Public Schools as the district says it looks to tackle declining enrollment and rising costs. During the Board of Education’s meeting on Monday, Superintendent Linda Hicks said a group of more than 35 staff members and administrators has been meeting regularly over the past month to discuss the possibility of a consolidation plan. It has reviewed finances, student counts, building infrastructure, use of space and other details as part of the process. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Linda Hicks says she's pleased with the board's evaluation of her performance