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February 1 | Black History Month begins

February 22-24 | Pop-up Child Nutrition Program Hiring Fairs

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



Thank you for reading our first-ever HR newsletter! We have branded ourselves "Teach BCS" to focus on recruiting and also retaining the high quality talent that we have here in the Southeast. Our goal is to use this newsletter to not only share updates and keep you informed, but also showcase the great talent we have throughout the district.

The last few weeks have been a challenge for everyone across the district and I'd be remiss if I didn't take this time to say THANK YOU. So many of you have walked miles in others' shoes and taken on unfamiliar jobs to ensure that we maintain our quality standards at BCS. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated and we want to make sure every team and department is recognized.

Below is a submission form that can be filled out to spotlight a certain team or department who is providing BCS excellence. I encourage you to fill it out and help us celebrate our team members. Submitted by the HR team, our first spotlight is on our Principals! Pandemic principalship looks different and we appreciate them for standing strong in the new role that includes teaching, custodial and any other needed support from day to day. They have truly been the strategic game changers. Use the form to tell us about your outstanding principal!

BC(U)S - There's no BCS without U!

Jenikka Oglesby

Human Resources Officer

Click below to fill out a submission form to spotlight a team or department in the district who is doing great things!

Spotlight Submission Form
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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.

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COVID-19 Protocols

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As a reminder, BCS follows the current CDC guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please refer to them if you are feeling sick or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19. Click the link below to access the guidelines.

CDC COVID-19 Guidelines

Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Form

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BCS employees and Board members whose base pay is $81,000 or more annually maybe required to file the Statement of Economic Interest Form. Current employees and recent retirees will receive notification if they are required to file. Forms are due by April 30 - details on filing coming soon!

Professional Certifications - Online Renewal

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Professionally certified employees who need to renew certifications will be able to renew with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) online. ALSDE will release online renewal dates soon.  Please look out for more details!

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.

Look for your membership card in your BCS email - coming soon. 

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FAQS - Answered Just for You!

As a teacher, what loan forgiveness options are available for me?

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • Forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (estimated over 10 years).
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF)
  • Forgives up to $17,500 of your Direct or FFEL Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans after 5 complete and consecutive years of teaching at a qualifying school.
  • Perkins Loan Cancellation for Teachers
  • Eligible Federal Perkins Loan only, up to 100% of the loan may be canceled for teaching service, in the following increments: 
  • 15% canceled per year for the first and second years of service 
  • 20% canceled for the third and fourth years 
  • 30% canceled for the fifth year 
  • Each amount canceled per year includes the interest that accrued during the year. 
  • To find out if a school is classified as a low-income school, check the StudentAid.gov online database for the year(s) you’ve been employed as a teacher.
  • State-Sponsored Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • Alabama offers loan forgiveness programs for teachers if you teach in a high need area. Visit https://studentaid.gov/tcli/ to see which Birmingham City Schools qualify.

Who do I send a loan forgiveness form to in order to get it signed?

Who do I contact if I have questions related to payroll?

  • Call 205-231-4606 for immediate requests or concerns. For non-immediate requests, email [email protected]

Who do I contact if I have questions related to insurance and benefits?

  • Call Tracee Taylor, Coordinator, Insurance & Deduction - (205) 231-4723 or Janice Muse, Insurance & Deduction Clerk - (205) 231-9885.


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