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Education

  • Hostutler: $38M might not be enough

        Bedford County’s supervisors voted, last week, to set a maximum price tag of $38 million on the construction of a new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.

  • Closed schools declared surplus

        The school board unanimously voted, with no discussion, to declare Body Camp Elementary School and Thaxton Elementary School surplus and turn them over to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. The resolution declares them surplus effective Aug. 1.

  • With the year over, reality begins to set in for 2 community schools

    Even as the Bedford County School Board was preparing to vacate Body Camp and Thaxton elementary schools this past week, supporters of those schools were still hoping for a change of heart.

        Several residents of the Thaxton community made pleas to the board to not close their school, during public comment time at Thursday’s meeting.
        But the pleas appear to be in vain.

  • School board chairman says delay costing money

        Bedford County School Board chairman Gary Hostutler believes the supervisors could be costing Bedford County taxpayers millions of dollars by delaying construction of the new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.

  • After 40 years, school bids teacher goodbye

        Patricia Hogue wasn’t the only one reaching for tissues when the staff and children of Otter River Elementary School surprised her with a special assembly Tuesday morning.

        Her fellow teachers could be seen dabbing their eyes.
        Hogue is retiring at the end of this year after 40 years as an elementary school teacher. Her entire career was spent in Bedford County Public Schools — the last 35  at Otter River Elementary.

  • Advance Auto Parts helps BSTC fulfill its mission

        Mark Mathia, who teaches the automotive technology program at Bedford Science and Technology Center, wants to make sure his shop provides a realistic work environment for his students.

         Some major donations from Advance Auto Parts are helping him reach that goal.
        “For me, it means keeping this shop updated to the absolute latest equipment,” Mathia said.

  • White named Teacher of the Year

        Spence White remembers, as a student, resenting teachers who didn’t care whether they made their classes interesting or not.

        That’s certainly not been a problem for students in his Cavalier Theatre classes at Jefferson Forest High School.
        White,   the   director  of Cavalier Theatre since 2010, was to be named as Bedford County Public School’s Teacher of the Year for 2016 during a ceremony Tuesday evening in Boonsboro.

  • 600 turn out for YOVASO Color Run

        To say Saturday’s YOVASO Color Run was a success would be akin to saying Bill Gates has a little money – both are woefully understated.

  • Students learn why texting, driving is bad

        Students at Liberty High School and Staunton River High School got a chance to experience how dangerous texting while driving is, without actually killing themselves or anybody else.

  • Student Advisory Council gives input to school board

        Bedford County Public Schools has a student advisory council composed of student representatives of all three high schools and all three middle schools.

        The group’s purpose is to relay the concerns of students to the school board. The advisory council meets several times during the year and makes a presentation at a school board meeting at the end of the year.
        The students on the 2014-2015 council made their presentation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.