• Parent questions school safety

        The parent of a New London Academy Elementary student, during public comments at last Thursday’s meeting, urged the Bedford County School Board to make the county’s schools more secure.
        Megan Shopbell, who spoke along with her Mom, Cindy Smith, said she moved to the area from Ohio a year ago and found the safety measures far behind what the schools had there.

  • Board OK's middle school site on 6-1 vote

    On a 6-1 vote, the Bedford County School Board agreed to purchase about 50 acres next to the current Liberty High School property to build a new middle school to replace the current Bedford Middle School.
        Following a closed door session Thursday, the board agreed to purchase the property for   $6,000   per   acre,  about $300,000 in all.

  • Classes resume at BSTC after bomb threat

    A written bomb threat lead to the evacuation of students and staff from Bedford Science and Technology Center Friday morning.

    The note was found around 10:15 a.m., according to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office brought in a bomb-sniffing dog and searched the entire building; the building was deemed safe and students and staff were allowed back into the building at noon. They had been evacuated to a field next to the school.

  • Students’ bridge designs face the ultimate test

        A group of seniors from the Central Virginia Governor’s School got together at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in New London to find out how good they are at designing a bridge.     They actually had to build a model of their bridge design and some engineers from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) put those to the test.

  • Liberty teacher wins state honors

        A routine class turned into a big surprise for Jeanne Willis, a Liberty High School teacher, Friday morning.

  • SRHS opened in '63; alumni plan event

        Fifty years ago this year, students from Huddleston High School, Moneta High School and Stewartsville High School first walked through the doors of the brand new Staunton River High School. It was so new, in fact, that it wasn’t completely finished when it opened.

  • Fallout from SOL scores

    Fewer Bedford County schools met federal and state accreditation standards because of lower SOL scores, school officials learned this week.
        Results of both the federal annual measureable objectives (AMOs) and the state accreditation standards were released last week with 12 county schools failing to meet the established standards, though all the schools weren't the same in each accreditation group.
        Math scores are the greatest concern as a result of the testing and had the biggest impact on the county's scores.

  • Habitat for Humanity, school system form partnership to build home

    It was a perfect fit.

  • Board looks to make choice

        Bedford County School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler favors building a new middle school in the Liberty Zone in such a way so that it could eventually become a new high school.

        Hostutler said where the new middle school will be located appears to be down to two sites, the property adjacent to the current high school or property offered to be donated off U.S. 460 at Wheatland Road.
        Hostutler said a site should be decided on “very soon.”

  • Public hearing Thursday on new middle school location

        Bedford County residents can voice their opinions to the Bedford County School Board, on where the new middle school in the Liberty Zone should be located, during a public hearing scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 5.
        The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room.
        The Bedford County School Board has studied three possible locations for the new middle school.