Superintendent Kim Carter accepted a 2 percent pay raise this month, with the Battle Creek School Board rating her 91 percent effective in running the district the past school year; board members praised Carter’s efforts in leading the district, including her role in making sure the district had a balanced budget.
The local teacher’s union says that the district had $618,000 available to give teachers an annual raise this school year, after they were told last year there wasn’t any money available for raises. Instead, the union says that money was transferred to the general fund.
Deputy Superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education Dr. Venessa Kessler says that Battle Creek's partnership agreement will see the state of Michigan providing "on-demand technical assistance", and support for issues with staffing; as well, the district is currently applying for state financial resources.
According to a release, Superintendent Kim Carter presented to the Battle Creek Board of Education an independent audit that shows resources were added to the general fund for their 2017 budget year, as opposed to being depleted. The BCPS says that due to this gain, made through budget adjustments in recent years, the Michigan Department of Treasury has removed the district from their Early Warning list.
A new member might be joining the Battle Creek Downtown Development Authority, and it would be a familiar face.
According to the Battle Creek City Commission’s agenda for their meeting July 11, a resolution will likely be approved that would appoint Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent Kimberly Carter to the BCDDA...
Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent Kim Carter (formerly Kim Parker-Devauld) remains upbeat as students prepare to return to the classroom Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
The challenges for the district have been growing, as enrollment declines have forced the closure of two school buildings, personnel cuts and other belt tightening - the end to which still is not quite in sight...