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Welcome to our District
GREAT STUDENTS + GREAT STAFF + GREAT COMMUNITY = EXCELLENT SCHOOLS
Bedford Public Schools is a high achieving school district located in Monroe County, Michigan. Because of the dedicated efforts of our highly-qualified staff, the hard work of our students, and the support of our parents and community, Bedford Publics Schools’ performance continues to exceed the state averages in MEAP, MME and ACT scores and routinely leads our region in many areas.

 

We are very proud of our students' academic achievement and our community.

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESPONDS TO RACISM REPORTS

Reports of racism at the freshman football game at Bedford against Ann Arbor Skyline on Thursday, October 9th were aired in television reporting.

The report alleged that:
• Racial slurs were made against a Skyline player on the field during the game.
• Confederate flags were waved in the stands to intimidate.
• Not stated in the television reporting, but included in communications from Skyline authorities: several    Bedford players refused to shake hands with the some of the Skyline players. 




Bedford Public Schools immediately launched an investigation which included reviewing game film footage, and interviews with referee officials, administrators and spectators at the game, and student-athletes.
• To date, none of the individuals interviewed had heard any racial slurs on the part of any Bedford student    during the game. This portion of the investigation is ongoing. 
• Further, no one had observed a Confederate flag during the game; the game tape did not show a    Confederate flag flying in the stands. The picture shown is a screenshot of that game and is    representative of the entire game.
• The Skyline Athletic Director, stated that the earlier accusation about Bedford players refusing to shake    hands was proven false during his investigation.

While Bedford Public Schools found no evidence of racism thus far in the course of this investigation, the district is using these allegations to remind all players and students, that racism is not appropriate; they should not participate in any such behavior, on or off the field; and it will not be tolerated.



Next Strategic Plan Being Drafted for Bedford Public Schools

BE A PART OF THE PROCESS!
BPS is starting the process to draft our next Strategic Plan. Surveys and focus groups will be conducted to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to participate in the planning process.  

The Focus Groups Sessions are currently scheduled for:
  •       Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Bedford Junior High School Media Center
  •       Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Bedford High School Media Center
  •       Wednesday, November 5, 2014, time and location to be determined.

Who can participate?
      Community members
      Parents
      Students       
      Teachers and all district staff members

Everyone will have the opportunity to give input and feedback for the strategic planning process.

 

 

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SINKING FUND
--Vote Nov. 4th--


For generations, Bedford Public Schools has provided a place for students to excel. We want to continue to do that for our students today by providing safe and secure facilities for learning where they can reach their full potential.

Bedford Public Schools is placing a renewal of their Sinking Fund on the November 4th ballot. The renewal is for 0.5 mills and will run for 5 years. The Sinking Fund renewal will generate approximately $484,000 per year. Since this is a pay-as-you-go funding source, NO interest costs will be incurred.
PASSING THIS RENEWAL WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR TAXES!


Friday Night Football and Stadium Traffic Restrictions

stdium traffic restriction

Traffic in front of the football stadium on the connecting road between the High School and Junior High School parking lots will be restricted between 5:30 and a half hour post game.

This area will be reserved for pedestrian traffic only to ensure the safety of all of the students, athletes, and visitors to the game.

In addition to that connecting road closure to vehicular traffic, a pedestrian walkway will also be reserved along the west side along the back of the high school to provide safe passage of the students, athletes, and band members as they walk back to their respective areas in the high school. Traffic will be permitted to move through these areas of the high school parking lot, but please be aware that there will be less room to move around.

These changes are to enhance the safety of all walking around the stadium during these busy game times. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

October 30................1/2 DAY for Elementary Students; Full Day for BJHS and BHS; End of Quarter

October 30................Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting, BHS Media Center, 6:30 pm

October 31................NO SCHOOL: Professional Development Day
November 6..............Board of Education Meeting, MRE Cafeteria, 6:30 pm

November 12-13......1/2 DAYS for all students; Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 26............1/2 DAY for all students

November 27-28......NO SCHOOL: District closed for Thanksgiving Break

 

Half day dismissal times: 10:55 AM for BJHS and BHS;
11:50 AM for DRE, JRE, and MRE

 

Please check the webpages for each of the schools for additional activities or
the District Calendar.
 

 

 

Job Postings at Bedford Public Schools

2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...Test Proctor Assistant click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...DRE Speech Language Pathologist click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...SHS/JHS 31A AT - risk mentor click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...SUB Positions
                          - SECRETARIES NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - CUSTODIANS NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - SUB PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - Food Service Substitute opening. click here
                          - SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS NEEDED - call (734) 850-6071
 
Email resumes to joyce.beach@bedford.k12.mi.us or fill out the classified app
(under human resources) and mail or drop off at 1623 W. Sterns Rd.,
Temperance, MI 48182.
 

 

 

BPS Accreditation

NCA Accredited BPS has three Elementary Schools, one Junior High School, and one High School.
Our enrollment is about 4,600 students. All of our schools are accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and must meet stringent standards to remain accredited.

 

 

Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Bedford Public Schools has two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools and has earned the Coalition for Community Schools National Award of Excellence!

 

 

Our Vision & Mission Statement

BPS is committed to being:
Bedford Public Schools is committed to providing comprehensive educational opportunities that develop productive and responsible citizens in a changing world.

  • Student Centered
  • Learning Focused
  • Community Engaged
  • Globally Competitive

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