Battle Creek Schools

"The Battle Creek Public Schools board approved Monday 23 layoffs for the next school year. The 23 cuts included six teachers, two of whom are special education teachers; 10 paraprofessionals, three secretaries, two interventionists and two contract employees, one of which is a truancy officer." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Two to three grade levels behind in reading and math: That's the driving force behind a new vision for Battle Creek Public Schools' Northwestern and Springfield middle schools that centers on taking more time out of the school day to help academically struggling students." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Battle Creek Public Schools is proposing eliminating at least 38 jobs as it prepares its budget for next year. The proposed job reductions include 11 teachers (Battle Creek Enquirer)

The Battle Creek Public Schools board voted Monday to keep the doors open at LaMora Park, but also decided to shutter Coburn in the face of declining enrollment and an anticipated budget shortfall. But the future of Coburn's building may be brighter than expected: Superintendent Linda Hicks said Community Action has expressed interest in leasing the space once the school is closed to provide Head Start services for local children. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

About a month after school board members decided to delay a vote on closing elementary schools, Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent Linda Hicks’ recommendation to shutter LaMora Park and Coburn remains unchanged. The Battle Creek Public Schools board is expected to make a decision Monday on closing elementary schools. (Battle Creek Enquirer)