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BCPS now has one of the highest starting teaching salaries in SW Michigan

Other Incentives & Opportunities

In addition to having one of the highest starting salaries in our region, BCPS teachers are also eligible for other incentives, including bonuses, paid professional development, and a partnership with the City of Battle Creek, offering up to $20,000 in home purchase assistance.

BCPS Housing Incentives

$30k+ in Bonuses & Incentives Available

$1,500 Signing Bonus

Base compensation starts at $50,000 — one of the highest starting salaries in SW Michigan — plus a $1,500 signing bonus in your first year

Home Purchase Assistance

Up to $20,000 towards down payment and closing costs for qualifying homes

Rental Assistance

Up to $4,500 in rental funds for qualifying, new 12-month leases

Educational Reimbursement

Up to $5,250 in reimbursement per year of Board-approved coursework

Paid Professional Development

Up to $2,000 per year through our Transformational Teacher Institute (TTI)

Teacher Attendance Incentive

Up to $700 based on attendance

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BCPS Attendance Incentive Program
District, Ann J. Kellogg, Dudley STEM, Fremont, LaMora Park, Post-Franklin, Valley View, Verona, Northwestern Middle School, Springfield Middle School, BC STEM Innovation Center, Battle Creek Central High School, W. K. Kellogg Preparatory High School

BCPS Attendance Incentive Program

Nov 30, 2023

To encourage and celebrate great school attendance, Battle Creek Public Schools will be holding prize drawings each month for students who achieve perfect attendance each month between now and the end of the school year.

Northwestern Gives Thanks as a Family
District, Northwestern Middle School

Northwestern Gives Thanks as a Family

Nov 21, 2023

Northwestern hosted a school-wide Thanksgiving feast this week, bringing students and staff together in a family-like atmosphere filled with joy and appreciation.

Lights On Afterschool 2023
District, 21st Century

Lights On Afterschool 2023

Oct 27, 2023

Since 2000, Lights On Afterschool has been celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children. Check out how BCPS students participated in the celebration this year!


Alexis Small

Talent Acquisition Manager, District