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April 29 | Intent to Return Form Due

  • We are in the final phase of planning for the 2022-2023 school year and would like to know your intent for remaining with Birmingham City Schools (BCS). If you have not completed the online intent form, please do so by 4:00 PM on April 29, 2022. The form can be found on the BCS website in the "Employees Only" section. Then, click on the first link located in the "Staff Only" section. Most importantly, you can now access this form from the internet. Click below!
Intent to Return Form

April 30 | Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Forms Due



Hello and happy Spring!

As we move into a heavy testing season, I want to say thank you for all of the hard work you have put in this far and the role you have played in student success.

I look forward to hosting our Spring Recruitment Weekend April 22nd-23rd and adding more quality talent to the BCS team. During the Recruitment Weekend, we will host a meet and greet at The Pixel Room Selfie Museum and also an on-site interview and hiring event at Carver High School. I hope that you all will consider referring BCS to family and friends who may be interested in applying as we strive to make Birmingham City Schools the school district of choice in the Southeast.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if my team or I can be of assistance to you. Your experience at BCS is important to us and we want to ensure you have the resources and support you need.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

Jenikka Oglesby

Human Resources Officer

Family Matters: Meet the HR Team!

If you haven't seen the video on social media, check out our HR family! We challenge other departments to get creative and introduce themselves!

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to our Teachers of the Year!

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Elementary Teacher of the Year

Reggie White

Washington K-8

5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

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Secondary Teacher of the Year

Monquelle Shamburger

A.H. Parker High School

9-12 Education & Training Teacher

Spring Recruitment Weekend: April 22nd-23rd

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We're so excited to host our Spring Recruitment Weekend April 22-23! If you have friends, family or colleagues that may qualify for different positions in the district, please share with them.

Principals/hiring managers, please also RSVP so that we know what schools will be in attendance.

RSVP: Spring Recruitment Weekend

Open Positions

We are still looking to hire high quality talent to join the BCS team, so please share our open positions to those who may qualify! If you're looking for another position in the district, this is also your opportunity to apply. Summer and summer ESSER positions are coming soon, so be on the lookout for more information!

Click the buttons below to learn more about each open position!

Bus Drivers
Child Nutrition Program

Employee Attire

Employees are required to report to work or to school functions in attire that is appropriate to their position. Our professional appearance should be one that enhances our primary goal of student learning and achievement. Service and other employees who are issued uniforms shall wear uniforms when required.

All employees should exhibit a professional appearance in a manner and style in accordance with the following guidelines set forth by the District. Appropriate dress includes, but is not limited to:

  • Business suits/coordinated pant suits
  • Collared shirts with and without ties
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Slacks
  • Sweaters, blouses, knit tops, jackets
  • Sweatshirts and tee shirts with school insignia (on approved days by administration)
  • Appropriate shoes
  • Attire in accordance with the environmental requirements for specific job assignments

The following shall not be acceptable at any time from any employee.

  • Frayed, torn and/or extremely faded pants
  • Clothes with stamps that are offensive or inappropriate
  • Clothes with profane or vulgar sayings or images, including innuendo, or messages that are inconsistent with the District’s mission
  • Flip flops
  • Clothes that are too revealing

Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Form - Due April 30

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The Alabama Ethics Law requires that public employees at an annual salary level of $81,000 or more or having any supervisory role, regardless of salary level, in the prior year, file an annual Statement of Economic Interests, or SEI, with the Commission by April 30.

ALL BCS employees to which this requirement applies will receive an email from the Human Resources Department notifying them that they must complete the form, along with a link to the online form, https://seiform.alabama.gov/, and instructions which are available here.

The Commission may impose fines of $100 per day up to $1,000 for delinquent responses or for failure to file or may charge the non-respondent with a class A misdemeanor.

For questions or concerns regarding your requirement to complete the form, please contact Jenikka Oglesby, HRO at (205) 231-4913 or Theresa Hundley, Compensation Coordinator at (205) 231-4759. If you have specific questions about the SEI form, please contact the Alabama Ethics Commission at sei@ethics.alabama.gov or (334) 353-5800.

New Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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The Educators' EAP includes family and individual counseling, credit/debt counseling, wellness benefits and so much more with robust offerings at no cost to you or your family!

Click below to view all of the new EAP documents in both English and Spanish.

New EAP documents

Transfer Period

This year, we are moving to an electronic process for accepting Voluntary Teacher Transfer requests. With this process, we are hoping to provide a simple and efficient way for our teachers to apply for a voluntary transfer. Teachers interested in applying for a transfer must complete an Internal Application online and apply to the appropriate job posting by April 29, 2022. By applying through this portal, you are agreeing to the transfer to another school in the District by request of that school’s principal in Teach in Alabama.

Click below for step-by-step instructions.

Voluntary Transfer Instructions

Certification Renewals

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To all teachers and administrators whose certification expires in June 2022, the online renewal portal is officially open. Your HR Coordinator for your respective school/department, Mrs. Adrienne Brown (abrown3@bhm.k12.al.us) or Dr. Petra Leonard (pleonard@bhm.k12.al.us), are your points of contact for inquiries. General inquiries can be sent to:



All classified employees are required to have a professional development plan and a yearly evaluation. If an employee holds professional or educational certifications and works in a classified position, they must complete a PDP and be evaluated with the appraisal. Contact the HR team if you have any questions and/or concerns. 


Forward electronic copies to hr@bhm.k12.al.us.

Professional Development Opportunity - Stipends

Coming Soon

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The spring PD module is now closed. If you completed the module, your $1000 stipend will be distributed on April 13th.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Keeping Students Engaged After Spring Break


When students return from Spring Break, it can be challenging to keep them engaged and participating in class. Click the link below for some activities to consider to transition students back into classroom learning!

Article: Post-Spring Break Activities

Get to Know Birmingham

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Birmingham Museum of Art: Self-Soothe Saturday, April 30th

The Birmingham Museum of Art is known for its unique art exhibits and displays, but did you know that they offer a free Wellness Workshop and yoga class?

Click below to RSVP on their site!

Register for Self-Soothe Saturday
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Thank you to our CNP team members for making sure our students and staff have nutritious meals!

Spotlight Submission Form

Below is a submission form that can be filled out to spotlight a certain team or department who is providing BCS excellence. We encourage you to fill it out and help us celebrate our team members across the district!

Spotlight Submission Form

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