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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.