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Education

  • Board to begin discussion of budget proposal

        Dr. Douglas Schuch presented the school board with a proposed budget of $101,282,991 for the next school year Thursday night. That’s $3,401,855 less than last year’s budget.
        But the school board will actually seek more local funding.
        How did that happen?

  • BSTC gets its own ambulance

        The Big Island Emergency Crew has donated a used ambulance to Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC).

        “It will be in daily use by the students,” said BSTC supervisor Kim Halterman.
        The school’s EMT students will not be running emergency calls in it. Students get real world experience on calls with actual rescue squads. The ambulance will be used as an amplification of classroom work.

  • Offering a world of knowledge

        The faculty at Central Virginia Community College’s (CVCC) Bedford Center bring a wide range of experience to local students. Some have come here from other countries.

  • Top spellers!

        In the seventh and deciding round, she guessed.

        Through the first six rounds, Faith Peerman felt good about the words she had to spell – scrabble, macaroni, cauliflower, iguana, spherical and incorruptible. But in the seventh round, not so much.
        “I guessed,” she said with a smile.
        And she won.
        Peerman, a fifth grader at New London Academy is the 2016 Bedford County Spelling Bee champion.

  • School Board moving ahead on construction projects

       By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth
    Staff Writer
    johnbarhart@bedfordbulletin.com
     

  • School board selects 2-story option

        Bedford County School Board meetings normally begin with a closed-door meeting during which school board members discuss student disciplinary matters.

        Now when board members come out, they will begin hearing staff reports. According to Dr. Douglas Schuch, this allows them to use the time between the end of their executive session and the beginning of the 7 p.m. regular meeting to hear staff reports.

  • Hour of Code

        Students at Moneta Elementary School joined millions of students from around the world last week in an Hour of Code, a part of Computer Science Education Week.

  • Board looks at middle school options

        A design committee, consisting of school officials and community and student representatives, met early this month and settled on two possible designs for the new middle school that will be built in the Liberty zone.

  • SRHS raising funds for new sign

        Staunton River High School is looking to replace its school sign with a modern digital sign. And, the new sign won’t cost the taxpayers a thing. The school’s PTSA is spearheading the effort to raise the money to pay for the project.

        The effort is getting close to its goal.
        According to Alvin Gable, chairman of the PTSA committee that’s handling the effort, the PTSA has now raised $16,000 and has $7,000 left to raise to pay for the sign.

  • JF puts another student in All American Band

        It’s getting to be an annual event.