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  • March 14 | Deadline for Staff Satisfaction Survey - click here to take the survey

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

  • Intent to return information coming soon! Start thinking about your plans to return for the next school year.



On behalf of the HR team, thank you for tuning into the second edition of our first-ever HR newsletter!

From celebrating Black History Month to Dr. Sullivan winning the Best in Minority Business Awards Academic Leader of the Year to our students dominating in sports, February was a short but winning month for the district.

As we continue to strive for BCS excellence, let's ensure we are showing up for our students, parents and colleagues! As a reminder, BCS utilizes Frontline for time and attendance and absence management. New employees should note that when you receive the Frontline invitation, it expires 24 hours after the original time of submission. Also, principals are encouraged to reach out to Mrs. Sherrell Cheatom, scheatom2@bhm.k12.al.us, for their substitute needs.

As always, the HR team is here to assist in making sure our staff and students are getting the quality BCS experience each and every day.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Jenikka Oglesby

Human Resources Officer

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Save the Date - Spring Recruitment Weekend!

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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.

Link to RSVP

Open Positions

We are always 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

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.

Classroom Grants Available

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The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Classroom Grant program, which offers teachers an added resource to help them improve the learning experience for their students. Applications for the first 2022 grant cycle are due March 4. A second round of Classroom Grants kicks off August 22. The application deadline for the second grant cycle is September 16.

Click here for more info and to apply

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.

Click here for the EAP documents

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:


Professional Development Opportunity - March 4-31

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The spring PD module is now available until March 31. All full-time benefited employees have an opportunity to make an extra $1000!

Make sure you follow each step in order to qualify for the bonus! Click below to access the module.

Access the Spring PD Module
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Benefits Info For You

BABY YOURSELF Maternity Program

  • The PEEHIP plan is offering an incentive for enrolling and participating in the Baby Yourself program.
  • PEEHIP will waive the $200 deductible for the delivery of your baby for those members enrolling in the first trimester and completing the program. The $25 copay for days 2 through 5 will still apply.
  • If you or your spouse is pregnant, you can enroll in Baby Yourself three ways:
  1. Call 800.222.4379
  2. Register online at AlabamaBlue.com/BabyYourself
  3. Download the Baby Yourself App

FSA Carryover Funds Available February 1

  • If you had a remaining balance in your 2021 Flexible Spending Account (FSA), the unused funds may still be available for you to use if you remained enrolled in Flex until the end of the plan year, September 30, 2021, and remain an active employee.
  • The carryover funds will automatically be added to your 2022 Flex account and should be visible in your HealthEquity online account.
  • If you did not re-enroll in Flex for the plan year beginning October 1, 2021, but have Carryover funds available, HealthEquity will automatically enroll you into a Rollover Health FSA or DCRA and notify you of the account balance.
  • Members enrolled in a Rollover Flex Account will not have access to the FSA Visa debit card and must manually request reimbursement through HealthEquity. The deadline to use Rollover funds is September 30, 2022.
  • All unused Flex and Rollover funds will be forfeited if your employment status changes to leave without pay, terminated or retired.

Express Scripts®

  • Effective October 1, 2021, Express Scripts® became the new prescription benefit manager for PEEHIP members enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Group #1400 Plan.
  • All members should have received their new Express Scripts® ID card to be used at their pharmacy.
  • If you have not received your ID card or have misplaced it, please call Express Scripts® at 800.363.9389.
  • This does not apply to PEEHIP members enrolled in the PEEHIP Humana Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) Plan.

Flu Shot Options

  • You can easily get a flu shot at your doctor's office, your local pharmacy or The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Click here to see a list of available and upcoming flu shot clinics offered by ADPH.
  • There is no additional cost or copay for any of the flu shot options.
  • Remember to bring your PEEHIP ID card to whichever location you choose.
  • Members covered under the PEEHIP Humana Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) Plan should show their Humana ID card.

If you have any questions related to PEEHIP, benefits or deductions, contact Coordinator of Insurance and Deductions, Tracee J. Taylor: TTaylor5@bhm.k12.al.us | 205.231.4723

Women's History Month Spotlight


Carole Smitherman

Carole Smitherman was Birmingham's first African-American female mayor. She also was the first African-American woman hired as a deputy district attorney in Jefferson County and first African American female Municipal and Circuit Court Judge in Birmingham. 

Get to Know Birmingham


The Pixel Room - Selfie Museum

If you haven't visited The Pixel Room located in The Outlet Shops of Grand River, make sure to add it to your "must visit" list! In The Pixel Room, there are more than 40 curated photo rooms for one of a kind selfies or photos with friends and family.

Click for tickets to The Pixel Room
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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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