Kim Parker DeVauld, superintendent of the Battle Creek Public Schools, acknowledges that the closing of school buildings and eliminating of some positions were measures taken to have an immediate effect on the school budget.

But, next year's budget appears to have a shortfall in excess of $3,500,000 which now requires attention. In fact, leaders at BCPS are now in a balancing act, trying to shore up current and future budgets while trying to deal with the fluid situation of declining enrollment.

DeVauld tells WBCK the district actually hasn't had a balanced budget all the way back to 2000, and correcting that won't happen immediately.

Hear what DeVauld also said about how they'll attack the budget and enrollment problems, as well as her impressions of a BC Vision-commissioned study of inequities in education. Click the player below to hear her remarks.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.