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Education

  • Public hearing scheduled on potential school closing

    The Bedford County School Board will be conducting a public hearing on potential closing/consolidation of elementary schools in the Staunton River Zone and the resulting redistricting of students.

    The hearing will take place on Monday, June 2, 7 p.m. in the Staunton River High School auditorium. Anyone who wants to speak at this hearing should contact Sherry Ratliff, School Board Clerk, at 540-586-1045 x-257. Those wishing to speak may also sign up to speak on the evening of June 2 when arriving at the hearing.

  • Students put physics to work

        They could use three materials: cardboard, plastic and duct tape. And with that, physics students from Liberty High School built sea-worthy vessels.
        At least most of them were.
        Students in Jeff Steele’s classes brought their boats to Smith Mountain Lake State Park Thursday morning. Some had been working on their projects for weeks; some for just a few days.
        “It’s something fun to do at the end of the year,” LHS senior Will Grant said.

  • Study recommends closing two schools

     

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    By Tom Wilmoth

    Editor

    news@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    If Bedford County Public Schools wants to operate efficiently, two of its elementary schools should be closed, according to a state-mandated efficiency study released Thursday night.

  • Making up for lost time: School day to begin earlier, go longer

     

    Employees and students have been notified that due to the high number of days missed this year due to inclement weather, the school system is now required to make-up more than 11 hours of instructional time to meet state requirements.

  • JFHS student marches with All-American band

        Amanda Arnold, a Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) senior, was selected for a special honor for high school band students.  She was one of 125 high school band students from all over the United States chosen for the US Army All-American High School Marching Band.

  • JF band director receives national honor

        Jefferson Forest High School band director David Webb got a big pre-Christmas present at the end of last year—he was named a John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor Laureate.

        The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music, according to the Foundation’s website. Webb said that the Foundation annually inducts between six and eight high school band directors from across the United States into its Legion of Honor.

  • Schools to open on two hour delay tomorrow

    Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards announced that the county's schools will open on a two hour delay Wednesday morning. The decision was made due to forecasts of low overnight temperatures and high winds.

  • School canceled Tuesday

    Bedford County Public schools will be closed Tuesday due to low temperatures and high winds.

     

    “We don't want kids at bus stops,” said Ryan Edwards, the school division's spokesman.

    Edwards said the weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop down to two degrees with 30 mph winds. This would produce of wind chill of minus 15 degrees.

  • Board looks at facility fees

        The D-Day Memorial Foundation, law enforcement and fire and rescue departments will likely receive some sort of break from having to pay to use one of Bedford County’s schools for a function.
        During last Thursday’s School Board meeting, members discussed the facilities use policy and heard from a representative of the D-Day Memorial Foundation requesting an exemption to mirror its partnership with the city of Bedford, prior to reversion.

  • Helping one of their own

        Goodview Elementary School is helping one of its own, a family that has taken a double-barreled hit.