Welcome to Bedford County Public Schools

Welcome to Bedford County Public Schools' webpage. Bedford County is located in the Piedmont Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seated comfortably at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The County is home to an abundance of natural beauty and historical sites, structures, and scenic tourist attractions including one of Virginia's largest lakes, Smith Mountain Lake.

Vision: Building Citizens. Promoting Success.

Mission: Bedford County Public Schools will provide equal opportunities to enable all students to think critically, collaborate, create, communicate, and become productive citizens. 

What's Happening

We will be providing updates as information becomes available through direct communication to families, here on our BCPS websiteYouTube channel, and social media (FacebookInstagram, & X  formerly Twitter).


SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

The Bedford County School Board announced Thursday, February 8, 2024, the timeline for hiring a new superintendent to join them in providing equal opportunities for all students to think critically, collaborate, create, communicate, and become productive citizens.  Surveys and Town Hall meetings will be available for all stakeholders to share their vision with the School Board starting on Monday, February 26. The School Board will incorporate the ideas shared by our students, parents, teachers, staff, and community to define the leadership characteristics and qualifications of the next superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools.

Marcus Hill, School Board Chairman, stressed the significance of selecting the next superintendent, saying "this is one of the most important actions that the School Board has responsibility for.  The Superintendent sets the stage for the success of our school system.  We are looking for someone special to lead one of the best school divisions in Virginia.  We look forward to this process and the search for our next Superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools."

A full timeline of the search process and other information is avialable on the Superintendent Search webpage


EFFICIENCY OPTIONS - FAQ on RELOCATION OPTIONS

BCPS has created a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist the community in answering questions regarding the Efficiency Options that the Board proposed at the Special Called Budget Work Session on February 22, 2024.  Please click one of the links below for more information:

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (MS Word)


INCLEMENT WEATHER

The following codes will be used this school year to communicate during times of inclement weather. The community is encouraged to look for official information on the division's social media pages, the division's app, and website, in addition to announcements being sent through email to all families. To receive email notification, please ensure your child's school has your updated email and contact information. Codes will also be shared with local media after the division has made the information available through its own communication vehicles mentioned above.

Code 1 - Closed, Employee Code 1: No Employees Report
All BCPS activities are canceled, including athletic practices and competitions, trips, and any other events in school.
Code 2 - Closed, Employee Code 2: Essential Personnel Only Report
All BCPS activities are canceled, including athletic practices and competitions, trips and any other events in school.
Code 3 - Closed, Employee Code 3: Offices Opening at 10 a.m.
All BCPS activities are canceled, including athletic practices and competitions, trips and any other events in school.
2-Hour Delay
Schools will open two hours late and bus routes will be delayed exactly two hours.

For a downloadable version (PDF) of the 2023-2024 Inclement Weather Codes click here.


SNOW BUS ROUTES

BCPS will use snow bus routes during times when school is operational however buses may not be able to run normal routes. For Snow Bus Routes click the link below for the school attendance zone:

Forest Zone Bus Routes (PDF)
Liberty Zone Bus Routes (PDF)
Staunton River Zone Bus Routes (PDF)


STUDENT REGISTRATION

Please click the link below to review the enrollment criteria for both NEW and RETURNING students.

Student Registration Information click here


SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION

The Bedford County School Board will hold a Budget Work Session on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the School Administration Office, located at 311 South Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523.

All Board meetings are open to the public and are broadcast via live stream on the school division's YouTube Channel - To access the division's YouTube Channel click here

The complete agenda can be accessed on BoardDocs - To access BoardDocs click here


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