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Education

  • Body Camp, Primary School could be saved by board

    If the budget for Bedford County Public Schools is adopted based on discussions during a five-hour school board work session last Thursday, neither Body Camp Elementary or Bedford Primary School would be closed next year.

        But cuts still have to be made and one school board member has yet to come to a decision on the issue while another wasn't at the meeting to voice an opinion about the proposed school closings.

  • Parents ask support for schools, with reservations

    It was a full house at Monday night's board of supervisors meeting as parents asked the supervisors to fund the school budget. They asked for the support with reservations, however.

    The parents asked the supervisors to insist that the school board keep Body Camp Elementary and Bedford Primary School open. One parent suggested that the supervisors hold back funds unless the school board will guarantee that the schools won't be closed in order to fund new programs.

  • Building tetrahedron unites FMS students, staff

    For the past several months, a school-wide project at Forest Middle School has been uniting all of the students together with one goal. The result: a 9-foot-tall tetrahedron that the students put together last Wednesday.

        “We began to look at building this giant tetrahedron and tying it in with the math SOLs that (the students) were learning,” stated Nancy Young, a library media specialist at the school. “Every student in the school has actually made an individual tetrahedron to put into this project.”

  • Body Camp residents protest proposal to close school

    Several Body Camp residents showed up in front of the school division’s central office, Monday, to protest a proposal to close Body Camp Elementary School.

        “We believe that no school should be closed,” said Renata Chockley. “It’s not fair to the community.”

  • Body Camp Elementary joins Bedford Primary School as proposed cuts to balance school budget

    Last Thursday the Bedford County School Board got its first look at a proposed budget from Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch and at least one board member was surprised at what he saw.

        “This is very frustrating to me,” stated District 2 board member Dave Vaden.

  • Mayor's comments halt budget talks

        Following its regular meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board planned to talk more about the proposed 2011-12 budget. That never happened; comments made by Bedford Mayor Skip Tharp stopped any further discussion in its tracks.

        “I think we need to get more clarification,” stated District 4 board member Gary Hostutler.

  • Mayor's comments halt budget talks

        Following its regular meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board planned to talk more about the proposed 2011-12 budget. That never happened; comments made by Bedford Mayor Skip Tharp stopped any further discussion in its tracks.

        “I think we need to get more clarification,” stated District 4 board member Gary Hostutler.

  • Early College graduates say program helped them move ahead

        Last year, Bedford County Public Schools cut out funding for the Early College program. This year’s graduating seniors will be the last group to graduate with taxpayer funding.

        The program still exists, however. There are a group of high school juniors now attending, with their parents footing the bill, and the program  is taking applications for a new group of juniors for next year.

  • Doing their homework... and sharing it on Facebook

    You can hand it to the parents of students from Bedford Primary School: They’re doing their homework.

        They’ve come to meetings to challenge a proposal to close the school armed with studies, alternate proposals and even, possibly, a legal loophole.
        They’ve used the tried and true — good old footwork to get hundreds of names on petitions opposing the closure—and new technology to research and spread their message through the social media.

  • Parents speak out about proposal to close BPS

        For the second year in a row parents and students of a school that could potentially be closed by the Bedford County School Board are letting their voices be heard.