Meetings Schedule

Board of Education

Board Members
Contact Information







Regular Meetings Schedule

Meetings are held in the
Monroe Road Elementary Cafeteria @ 6:30pm.

March 6, 2014
April 3, 2014
May 1, 2014
June 5, 2014
June 24, 2014
(Year End)
June 26, 2014
( Budget Adoption)
July 10, 2014
August 7, 2014
September 4, 2014
October 2, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014
January 8, 2015
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Committee of the Whole
Meetings Schedule

Meetings are held at the Bedford High School
media center @ 6:30pm

February 27, 2014
March 27, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 29, 2014
June 19, 2014
July 31, 2014
August 28, 2014
September 25, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 20, 2014
December 18, 2014
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Chapter 1000
Chapter 2000
>Ch 2000 - AD REGS
Chapter 3000
>Ch 3000 - AD REGS
Chapter 4000
>Ch 4000 - AD REGS
Chapter 5000
>Ch 5000 - AD REGS
Chapter 6000
Chapter 7000
>Ch 7000 - AD REGS
Chapter 8000
>Ch 8000 - AD REGS
Chapter 9000
>Ch 9000 - AD REGS



BPS Strategic Plan
Under Development...
New plan coming out this summer.



Financial Report



School Board of Education
Meeting Reports & Minutes



2012 Minutes

01/05/12 Regular Meeting

2011 Minutes

12/08/11 Special Meeting
12/08/11 Regular Meeting

2010 Minutes




2009 Minutes




2008 Minutes




2007 Minutes




Board of Education

Michael J. Smith
(734) 693-2583

601 West Erie Road

Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2016
Dr. Timothy D. Brakel
Vice President
(734) 847-9781

8420 Wolverine Road

Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2014
Joseph C. Gore
(734) 854-4145

3200 White Road

Lambertville, MI 48144
Term Expires: December 31, 2014
Wayne Meehean
(734) 224-0455

1721 Linzden Drive

Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2016
Ron Koch
(734) 847-1209

1059 West Temperance Rd.

Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2016


Denise "D" Ellsworth
(734) 847-8008

1421 Winding Way

Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2016
Lisa Beins-McCaig
(419) 297-1100

6780 Lockmill St.
Temperance, MI 48182
Term Expires: December 31, 2014




Strategic Plan Focus Goal 2007-2012

Adopted November 30, 2006

  • Goal #1.....All Students will be provided an academic program that is both rigorous and relevant.

  • Goal #2.....The Administration and Board of Education of Bedford Public Schools will maintain the financial stability of the District.

  • Goal #3.....The Administration and Board of Education of Bedford Public Schools will  Continue to build and improve positive relationships with all stakeholders in the school and community.

  • Goal #4.....The Administration and Board of Education of Bedford Public Schools will develop a facility utilization plan that provides and maintains a quality learning environment.



Board Preparation-
All Board members receive a packet of information several days prior to each scheduled meeting. This packet contains reports, background information, recommendations, etc. for study so that the members can come to the meeting prepared to make decisions.


Board Compensation
Members of the Board of Education are paid annually, as follows:
$400 for each Trustee, Vice President, and President
$500 for Secretary and Treasurer


Citizen Participation
The responsibility for making decisions rests with the seven elected Board of Education members. The School Board is, however, very interested in hearing from the public.


There are two places on the regular meeting agenda for “Public Commentary”. Please follow the guidelines below.


Guidelines for Public Commentary
1. Be recognized by the President of the Board.
2. State your name and address.
3. Present your statement of concern or questions to the Board.
4. Complaints concerning school personnel or students cannot be discussed in an open public meeting unless the individual(s) involved are notified and agree (P.A. 267 of 1967). Such complaints should be forwarded to the Board, in care of the Superintendent, unless the complaint involves the Superintendent, in which case it should be processed through the Board Vice President. An open or closed meeting, according to the wishes of the person(s) involved, will be arranged.
5. In order to adhere to the agenda, the time allocated to any one speaker is limited.
6. The Board will hear comments from the audience but may defer any action or response to gather information and study all aspects of the matter brought to their attention.
7. The Bedford Board of Education pledges its courteous attention to those who wish to be heard. In return, the Board asks that members of the audience refrain from loud talking and other distractions during the meeting.


Student School Board Representatives
The education and welfare of our students is the focus of all Board activities. Recognizing the importance of our students' ideas, the Board appointed Student School Board Representatives to represent our student community through active participation at Board meetings.


Bedford Board of Education Committee of the Whole
The Committee of the Whole will usually meet on the Thursday prior to the Regular Board meeting. It generally replaces the separate Finance, Personnel, Policy, and Superintendent’s Evalutation Committees. If the Board appoints a sub-committee that would conduct business to be considered by the Board (i.e. make recommendations), those meeting will be posted for the public.


The Committee of the Whole is a working committee meeting in preparation for the Regular Board Meeting. Items will be presented for information and discussion, but Board action on these items will occur at the Regular Meeting.