Instruction & Student Services

The Office of Instruction and Student Services is located in the Administration Offices in Smith Road Elementary School at:
1135 Smith Road
Temperance, MI 48182
Fax: 734-850-6099

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Dr. Mark French


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF
INSTRUCTION & STUDENT SERVICES
Dr. Mark French
734-850-6025

Suzanne ManiaciCoordinator, State/ Federal Programs & Pupil Accounting, 734-850-6027
Student Information System Administrator, Pupil Accounting Coordinator, MSDS Data Collections, MEGS State and Federal programs, Days and Clock Hours, Graduation Dropout Report, Civil Rights Data Collection, UIC resolution

Kendra Zink, Secretary, 734-850-6028
Student registration, Schools of Choice application, hardship release, transfer requests, Young Fives (Developmental Kindergarten), Great Start Readiness, Preschool Speech, discipline hearings, assessment materials, elementary record requests, student handbooks, Kindergarten Expo

Gloria Trouten, Secretary, 734-850-6029
Receptionist, Staff professional development processing

Shawna Landis, 734-342-8560
Monroe County ISD, Regional Director of Special Education

SUMMER REGISTRATION

New Student Registration

Registration for new students will continue to be accepted during the summer months.

Registration forms and a list of all documents required for registration can be found on our website: https://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/our_schools_programs/register_a_new_student

Forms and required documentation can be submitted at the following locations listed below. Please call to make an appointment.

FOR BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12):
High School Main Office from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
734-850-6100

FOR BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 6-8):
Room A-30 in the high school while the junior high school building is closed for bond work. Registrations accepted from 8:00 - 2:00 pm.
734-850-6200

FOR ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (Young Fives/Kindergarten - Grade 5):
Office of Instruction and Student Services (located in the Bedford Public Schools Administrative Building)
1135 Smith Road, Temperance, MI 48182.
734-850-6028

All offices are closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The last day to register, and start classes on that first day will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Registrations received after August 31st will still be accepted but the first day for those students will be adjusted accordingly.

(Note for 2022-2023: Young Fives/Kindergarten students, and students in other grades that just finished their first year at Bedford Public Schools in 2021-2022, do not need to re-register for next year as long as all of your original registration information has not changed. You are enrolled as a Bedford Public School student and we will automatically place your child in a class for the next school year.)


GSRP Now Registering for Fall 2021GSRP ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR FALL 2021

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a tuition-FREE Preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. Eligible students are children living in Monroe County who attain age 4 by September 1st of the current school year.*

This high-quality preschool program explores the content areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies through active learning experiences. Children develop language and problem solving skills through peer interactions and play. The curriculum is aligned with the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-kindergarten.

The Great Start Readiness Program is funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education. The State has identified factors that may affect your child’s education at any time in his/her kindergarten through 12th grade school career.

Bedford Public Schools offers GSRP at Smith Road Elementary school.

Children with any of the following factors will be considered for the program:
• Your child has a developmental delay.
• Your child has challenging behavior.
• Your family’s primary language is not English.
• You do not have a high school diploma or GED.
• Your child has experienced abuse/neglect or there is domestic violence in the home
• Environmental risk factor(s) are present in the home.
• Your family meets the income guidelines, effective July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, as listed below:

GSRP PRESCHOOL INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

 Household size  Annual Income  Monthly Income  Weekly Income
 1  $32,200 $2.683  $619
 2  $43,550  $3,629 $838
 3  $54.900  $4,575  $1,056
 4  $66,250  $5,521  $1,274
 5  $77,600  $6,467  $1,492
 6  $88,950  $7,413  $1,711
 7  $100,300  $8,358  $1,929
 8  $111,650  $9,304  $2,147
 For each additional
 family member add:
 $11,350  $946  $218


*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2021 – Dec. 1, 2021 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2021.
  

For more details, contact THE MCISD EARLY CHILDHOOD 734-342-8780 or [email protected]

View the Monroe County ISD’s Great Start Readiness Program Fall 2021 Registration Flyer

OTHER MONROE COUNTY ISD EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS:

Head Start PreSchool (3 years old by Sept. 1st)
Early Head Start Home Visiting (prenatal mothers to 3 years)

For more information on HS/EHS, please contact Kristin Shappee (734-342-8715)


The Office of Instructional and Student Services deals specifically with the academic needs of our students, as well as the accountability issues associated with the legalities of modern education. For your convenience, you will find the responsibilities of this office divided into two categories, as detailed below.

INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

ASSESSMENT

  • M-STEP - Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress

  • MME - Michigan Merit Exam

  • Explore/PLAN

  • MI Access - Michigan Access Exam

  • ELPA - English Language Proficiency Exam

  • MLPP - Michigan Literacy Progress Profile

  • STAR reading and math

  • District Content Area Assessments

CURRICULUM

  • District Core Curriculum Committees: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

  • Curriculum Adoption Process: Study proposals in core committee; recommendation from study; K-12 Curriculum Committee approval; Board approval/adoption.

  • Technology Staff oversight

  • Technology Committee: Review proposed curriculum software; BPS Technology Plan; Technology Training.

  • Administrative Curriculum Council: To develop and coordinate district initiatives.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • County & District PD days

  • Coordinate / Facilitate Conference / ISD participation

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT/ACCREDITATION

  • Develop District Improvement Plan

  • Develop and submit Annual Education Report

  • Coordinate accreditation process

SPECIAL EDUCATION (Coordinates with the ISD to:)

  • Monitor/comply with Special Education Process for IEP (Individual Education Plan)

  • Monitor/comply with 504 Plan Laws

  • Monitor speech therapists

  • Coordinate RTI (Response to Intervention)

STUDENT DISCIPLINE/PLACEMENTS

  • Due Process

  • Long term suspensions/expulsions

  • Re-admission hearings

STUDENT SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANTS

  • Submit grant applications

  • Coordinate program compliance

    - Title 1A Improving Basic Programs
    - Section 31a - At risk
    - Title 2A Professional Development
    - Title IIIA Limited English Acquisition
    - Great Start Readiness Program
    - Title X - McKinney-Vento Homeless Students Assistance

HEALTH SERVICES

  • Supervise district nurses / health aides

  • Immunizations

  • Homebound Education
    - Hearing & Vision screening

PUPIL & PROGRAM ACCOUNTING

  • Michigan Student Data Systems reporting

    - Fall, Spring, and Year-end counts
    - 10 supplemental program counts
    - Clock hours/day of instruction compliance
    - Graduation drop out report
    - Office of Civil Rights/Title IX

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Compliance with pupil accounting requirements

  • Residency documentation

  • Annual affidavit update

  • Building transfers (Application for Transfer Form)

    - Requests must be submitted no later than June 1 to your neighborhood school.
    - Transfers will remain in effect for the remainder of the child's elementary career subject to population growth.
    - Application to return to your neighborhood school may be submitted after one year.

  • Records requests

  • Schools of Choice applications

  • Hardship release

  • Michigan Virtual

  • UIC Resolution

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • TAC (Teacher Access Center) grading/attendance

  • HAC (Home Access Center) grade access

  • E-School - Electronic file of students' permanent records.

STUDENT HANDBOOKS

  • School Code Compliance

  • Board Policy Compliance

  • Due Process Notifications


SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES DETERMINATION

THE DISTRICT USES A PATTERN OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES PROCESS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY FOR ALL BUILDINGS AND ALL GRADES IN THE DISTRICT AND INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

1. The student does not achieve adequately for the student's age or to meet State approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR 300.309 (a) (1) (i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student's age or State approved grade-level standards; and

2. The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement or both, relative to age, State approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the Multifactored Evaluation Team to be relevant to the identification of a Specific Learning Disability, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.

QUESTIONS ???
The Monroe County Intermediate School District, along with Bedford Public Schools, works collaboratively to identify and develop appropriate supports for students suspected of a disability.

For additional information please contact Shawna Landis, Regional Director of Special Education. Phone: 734-242-5799 ext 1700.


ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL DATA

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MI SCHOOL DATA: Access to a wealth of data on Michigan's public school education system.


ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORTS (AER)

District
Douglas Road Elementary School
Jackman Road Elementary School
Monroe Road Elementary School
Bedford Junior High School
Bedford High School

AER LETTERS

District
Douglas Road Elementary School
Jackman Road Elementary School
Monroe Road Elementary School
Bedford Junior High School
Bedford High School


STATE ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

State assessment scores from Spring 2019 have been released. Individual student results have been sent home. Information about the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is also available on the Michigan Department of Education website at: www.michigan.gov/mstep. Eighth grade students took the PSAT in ELA and Math and Eleventh grade students also took the SAT. You are also welcome to reach out to your school principal with any questions about any of these assessments.

As with any summative standardized test, these assessments are one snapshot in time of how our students perform. We use data generated by these tests, in conjunction with other student assessment data gathered throughout the year, to look for ways to improve. Bedford's Balanced Assessment Team and school improvement efforts continuously focus on ways to improve the education for each of our students.


HOW BPS COMPARES WITH STATE AVERAGES IN ASSESSMENT TESTING

In the Spring 2021, students took part in the online assessment testing program called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).  Eighth grade students took the PSAT in ELA and Math.

 

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2021 M-STEP RESULTS
(Percent Proficient)

GRADE 3

English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 47.6
STATE AVERAGE:42.8
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 4.8 Percent Points

Math
BEDFORD: 39.3
STATE AVERAGE: 42.3
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 3.0 Percent Points

GRADE 4

English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 45.8
STATE AVERAGE: 44.2
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 1.6 Percent Points

Math
BEDFORD: 34.5
STATE AVERAGE: 36.5
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 2.0 Percent Points

GRADE 5

English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 57.6
STATE AVERAGE: 43.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 13.9 Percent Points

Math
BEDFORD: 27.4
STATE AVERAGE: 29.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 2.2 Percent Points

Social Studies
BEDFORD: 22.6
STATE AVERAGE: 15.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 7.0 Percent Points

Science
BEDFORD: 39.0
STATE AVERAGE: 28.5
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 10.5 Percent Points

GRADE 6

English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 40.7
STATE AVERAGE: 38.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 2.1 Percent Points

Math
BEDFORD: 17.2
STATE AVERAGE: 28.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 11.4 Percent Points

GRADE 7

English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 43.5
STATE AVERAGE: 40.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 2.8 Percent Points

Math
BEDFORD: 35.4
STATE AVERAGE: 32.3
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 3.1 Percent Points

GRADE 8

PSAT English/Language Arts
BEDFORD: 69.1
STATE AVERAGE: 63.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 5.5 Percent Points

PSAT Math
BEDFORD: 35.7
STATE AVERAGE: 36.0
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 0.3 Percent Points

Social Studies
BEDFORD: 22.6
STATE AVERAGE: 15.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 7.0 Percent Points

GRADE 11

Evidence Based Reading and Writing (Percentage of students meeting SAT college readiness benchmarks)
BEDFORD: 63.9
STATE AVERAGE: 56.6
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 7.3 Percent Points

Math (Percentage of students meeting SAT college readiness benchmarks)
BEDFORD: 37
STATE AVERAGE: 34.5
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: EXCEEDS by 2.5 Percent Points

Social Studies
BEDFORD: 32.6
STATE AVERAGE: 43.7
BEDFORD'S RESULTS COMPARED TO STATE AVERAGE: Below by 11.1 Percent Points


SAT

In 2021, the juniors took the SAT. Our juniors averaged 1007.2 while the rest of the state was at 996. Monroe County students averaged 978.1.


Schools of Choice Enrollment period April 1-June 24, 2022 Only; with booksSCHOOLS OF CHOICE

ENROLLMENT PERIOD is closed for the 2022-2023 school year.

Participating Schools of Choice Districts:
Airport Community Schools
Bedford Public Schools
Dundee Community Schools
IDA Public Schools
Jefferson Schools
Mason Consolidated Schools
Monroe Public Schools
Summerfield Schools
Whiteford Agricultural Schools

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