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Education

  • Bedford Primary School to remain open

    In a surprising turn of events, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to keep Bedford Primary School open. The school will house pre-school, kindergarten and first grade next year with only the second grade moving to Bedford Elementary School.

        Controversy has surrounded the school budget ever since the School Board proposed closing the school early this year. The School Board and Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch have been at odds with the County Board of Supervisors, parents of students at BPS and even, at times, with each other.

  • Bedford Primary to remain open this year

    In a surprising turn of events, Bedford County's school board voted to keep Bedford Primary School open. The school will house pre-school, kindergarten and first grade with only the second grade moving to Bedford Elementary School.

  • School board to keep Bedford Primary open, sort of

    Bedford County's school board is sticking with a plan to move the K-2 students from Bedford Primary School to Bedford Elementary School.

    A Tuesday night called work session of the school board began with a lengthy closed door session. When they emerged, School Board Chairman Debbie Hoback announced that the consensus of the school board was to keep Bedford Primary school open. However, it's not going to be kept open as a primary school. It will only be used for an existing pre-school program there.

  • Some lucky student may win this car

        Vickey Duncan and Melissa Merritt, leaders with the Liberty High School PTSA, were at the school Friday showing off a car that one student might just drive home later this year.

        The catch? Only students who attend this year’s After-Prom party at the school will have a chance to qualify to win.

  • What’s next for the School Board?

        Facing a $1.1 million cut from its approved budget, School Board Chairman Debbie Hoback said, in a phone interview Tuesday, that the board will use the same procedure it has used in the past when it did not get as much funding as anticipated.

        This involves looking at items that the board has already considered and deciding what it can do to get the numbers down. The board will have to cut its budget to match the funding from the county.
        “I think we will be able to get it done,” she said.

  • Board to take second look at plan

    It's time to reconsider.
        That's what the Bedford County School Board decided Thursday about its budget after hearing from the Board of Supervisors that most of its members didn't support closing Bedford Primary School and consolidating those students with Bedford Elementary.

        At a meeting last week, the supervisors threatened to withhold $1.1 million in additional funding for 2011-2012 if the school board didn't keep the school open.

  • Brigadier General touts importance of early childhood education

    Staunton River High School’s marching band, flag waving children from Bedford Elementary School and a JROTC color guard turned out to welcome Brigadier General John Douglass (USAF Retired) when he spoke at the National D-day Memorial last week.

  • What Dr. Schuch had to say on Tuesday

        “We’re moving forward.”

  • School Board votes to close Bedford Primary

        Under a budget approved by the Bedford County School Board Thursday night, Bedford Primary School will be closed next year while Body Camp Elementary will remain open. School employees will also receive a 1 percent pay raise.

        After considering closing both schools, the board agreed at Thursday's special called meeting to consolidate Bedford Primary with Bedford Elementary School next year, making it a K-5 school. Sixth graders currently at the school will move over to Bedford Middle School.

  • Board agrees to close Primary School; will keep Body Camp open

    Under a budget approved by the Bedford County School Board Thursday night, Bedford Primary School will be closed next year while Body Camp Elementary will remain open.

    After considering closing both schools, the board agreed at last night's special called meeting to consolidate Bedford Primary with Bedford Elementary School next year, making it a K-5 school. Sixth graders currently at the school will move over to Bedford Middle School.