FOR PROSPECTIVE STAFF

Interested in a career with BCS? Learn more about current opportunities and pathways to becoming a member of the BCS team!

TeachBCS Spotlight

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TeachBCS is focused on recruiting and retaining high quality talent in the Southeast region for Birmingham City Schools.

Follow the links below to learn more about Birmingham City Schools, the TEAMS Act, and view and apply for vacant job positions.

FAQs

How do I search for current open positions?

Go on the District’s website to the HR department page under “Employment Opportunities” – https://www.bhamcityschools.org/Page/238 and submit an application to view available positions.

How do I get certified for a teacher position?

Check out our Certification Roadmap for information regarding the different pathways to certification.

How do I contact the HR department?

Fall Recruitment Tailgate - Oct. 1st

What should I wear?

Leave the suit at home and bring your A-game! Since this recruitment event is in a more casual setting outdoors, feel free to wear business casual and comfortable shoes.

What should I bring with me?

Other than your best smile, be sure to bring copies of your resume to share with hiring managers.

What can I expect?

The Fall Recruitment Tailgate is an on-the-spot interview and hiring event. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn about the District, schools and departments and also interview for qualified positions and potentially be hired. Vendors will also be in attendance with information, giveaways and more.

FOR CURRENT BCS STAFF

Access forms, documents and other resources provided by the HR department.

EAP - Employee Assistance Program

Benefits

TEAMS Act Fact Sheet

FAQs

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?

All forms should be sent through a Freshdesk email and not to an individual. You can send an email to either bcshumanresources@bhm.k12.al.us or hr@bhm.k12.al.us

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 Payroll@bhm.k12.al.us

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.