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Education

  • Board to take look at facilities use policy

        As the result of a citizen’s comment at a recent board meeting questioning the costs of using a school facility, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will review its facilities use policy at the upcoming Dec. 5 meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the School Board Office Conference Room.

  • Students look beyond themselves to help others

    Television was full of scenes of devastation after a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines two weeks ago. Photos from the hard-hit city of Tacloban looked much like World War II photos of Pacific islands after they had been shelled by battleships.

  • Government classes hear from legislators

        This is “Take Your Legislator to School Month” and Jefferson Forest High School government classes got visits from two state legislators last week. Delegate Scott Garrett, who represents the 23rd District in the House of Delegates came to a morning class. Senator Steve Newman, who represents the 23rd Senate District, came in the afternoon.

  • All class reunion for Bedford’s all-black schools

    Bedford Training Center and Susie Gibson High school are slated to have an all school reunion over the weekend of Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

        Bedford Training Center opened in 1923 as the county’s segregated high school. Susie Gibson High School opened to replace it, graduating its first class in 1955. The school closed in 1970. Today, the Susie Gibson High School building houses Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). Bedford County Public Schools uses the Bedford Training Center as its central office.

  • Plate reader data to be dumped after 24 hours

        A number of supervisors were concerned about the length of time Sheriff Mike Brown was keeping data from the license plate reader his office deploys.

  • Student numbers in BCPS drop, so do funds

        Enrollment in Bedford County Public Schools is down even more than had been projected for this school year. That factor, coupled with a projected shortfall in state sales tax funding, has caused the school system to put some spending plans on hold.

  • Students train to teach others about safe driving

        In 2012 Bedford County had more driving fatalities—20—than any other locality in this region. Four of those were teenagers; a fifth was killed in a Franklin County accident.

  • Boxwoods removed at Poplar Forest

        Finding Thomas Jefferson’s driveway wasn’t what Poplar Forest archaeologists were looking for when they dug up the boxwoods in front of the building. They were actually looking for a bed of roses.

  • School Board settles on maintenance projects

        With $1 million approved by the Board of Supervisors for maintenance projects this year, the Bedford County School Board made a priority list of just what projects the school system will seek to complete this year.

  • Early College gets thumbs up

    Surveys taken of parents whose children went through the Early College program at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford Center indicate that they are happy with the program, according to Patrick Gatti, the Center’s director.
        The survey covered the parents of two graduating classes. Fifty percent of the parents of the 2011 graduating class responded; 36 percent responded from the 2012 graduating class.