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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 comprising of a total land area of

about 39 square miles with a population of over 30,000. Bedford Township is located between I-75 and US-23. The city limits of Toledo, OH are contiguous with the southern boundary of the district.

 

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.

 

Now Accepting Kindergarten Registrations

 

Did you miss the Kindergarten Registration Expo?

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

You can register at any of the elementary offices during their regular business hours. Or stop by the Office of Instructional and Student Services in the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road. If you have any questions, please call (734) 850-6028.

If you register by April 1st you can still get your name entered in a Prize Drawing for a new bike (courtesy of our friends at Jack's Bicycles in Monroe) and other prizes.

 

Plus a FREE Class of 2027 T-shirt with a completed registration...
while supplies last!

 

For details on what to bring to complete your child's registration,
please click here.

 

TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TO SUCCESS AT BPS!

 

 

The Bond Proposal - Find Out More

 

The Bedford Board of Education has approved adding a bond issue to the May ballot and are asking voters to make a $70 million investment that would touch every student. It is an investment meant to "Keep Bedford Strong" for many years to come!
 

April 1, 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bedford Junior High School's
"Get the Facts; Take the Tour!" Meeting

BJHS Media Center @ 7:00 pm

 

April 8, 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bedford High School's
"Get the Facts; Take the Tour!" Meeting

BHS Cafe @ 7:00 pm

 

April 15, 2014  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Monroe Road Elementary's
"Get the Facts; Take the Tour!" Meeting

MRE Gym @ 7:00 pm

 

April 16, 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bedford Senior Center's Bond Informational Meeting

12:00 Noon

Presentation of the bond proposal and discussion

 

April 29, 2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Smith Road Elementary's
"Get the Facts; Take the Tour!" Meeting

SRE Lobby @ 7:00 pm

 

Facility Study completed at the end of 2013 revealed the need for a significant amount of capital improvements.

 

Bond Application had been sent to the State of Michigan for their approval. They have approved

the application and agreed to let us use their bond rating to take advantage of their more favorable interest rates. This is a significant step because the state scrutinizes every line item and every dollar to make sure it is reasonable and appropriate.

 

A presentation on the "Keep Bedford Strong" Bond Proposal was given at the Board of Education meeting on  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Monroe Road Elementary cafeteria. You can see an informational brochure by clicking here.

 

Information about the bond can be found on this page of Bedford Public School's website: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/2014-Bond.html, including the complete facility study and the bond application. A tax calculator is also available there for you to calculate how this proposal would affect you based on your home's taxable value. 

 

Any questions regarding the bond can be sent to askbps@mybedford.us.

 

 

 

Bedford Public Schools to Extend School Year
to Make Up Snow Days

As a result of all of the inclement weather days to our district and to the amount of snow days we have incurred, our last day of school will be 

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014***.  Thursday, June 19, 2014, will be a half-day (1/2) for all K-11 students.

***If the District should incur additional closings or delays, the last day will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Changes to Previously Scheduled Half-Days:

- Friday, March 28, 2014.....previously a half-day for Elementary Students only...was rescheduled for April 9th. Now both of those days are full days and that half day is now April 11th for for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY.

- Thursday, June 5, 2014.....previously a half-day for Bedford Junior High and Bedford High School; will now be a full day for all students, K-11.

- Friday, June 6, 2014.....previously a half-day for K-11; will now be a full day for all students, K-11.

 

Schedule for the Makeup Days:

Monday June 9, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Wednesday June 11, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Thursday June 12, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Friday June 13, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Monday June 16, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Full Day, K-11
Thursday June 19, 2014 1/2 Day, K-11

 

Currently, in Lansing there is legislation pending to modify the rules regarding how districts should make up missed days due to inclement weather. This legislation seems to have stalled, therefore school districts must follow the existing law, which simply calls for adding days to the school year.

 

This will also cause an adjustment to the ending of the 3rd marking period. The last day for the 3rd marking period will be April 11, 2014.

 

Class of 2014 last day and graduation day will not change.

Any questions can be addressed to your building administrator(s).

 

 

 

1:1 Learning Initiative Informational Sessions
Planned for Parents

1:1 Learning Initiative has begun! The Chromebooks were issued to the entire 6th grade class at Bedford Junior High School just like a textbook. And a whole new world of learning opportunities awaits them with expanded (but filtered!) access to online learning resources and apps! 

 

 

Once a grade level is included in the 1:1 Learning Initiative, those students will continue to have a device to use until they leave Bedford Public Schools! Next fall, Bedford Junior High School will have two grades enjoying the benefits of their own devices: the incoming 6th grade class will be issued theirs for the first time and the 7th graders will get them again. Plus the initiative will expand into the elementary schools and include 5th grade. 

 

In the meantime, the current 4th and 5th grade students (next year's 5th and 6th graders) will be receiving lessons in how to be good digital citizens and how to use their new technological learning tools safely, respectfully and responsibly. Parents of 4th and 5th graders are also invited to several informational sessions:

 

Parent Information Sessions will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm:

 

 

DRE
(DRE Cafeteria)

JRE
(JRE Gym)

MRE
(MRE Cafeteria)

Digital Citizenship

 

Mar 4

Feb 10

Feb 11

Social Media

 

Please attend
JRE or MRE

presentation

Mar 10

Mar 18

A mandatory 1:1 Informational Meeting for Parents will be held in the
BJHS Gym at 6:30 pm by grade level on the following dates:


1:1 Informational Meeting

DRE, JRE, and MRE current 5th graders:         April 1
DRE, JRE, and MRE current 4th graders:         April 15

 

For EACH meeting parents attend, their student's name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win FREE Chromebook insurance for that student for next year!

 

For more information about the 1:1 Learning Initiative at Bedford
Public Schools, click here!

 

 

Upcoming Dates

April 3...........Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30 pm at MRE Cafeteria
April 11..........previously a full day for all students;
will now be a half day for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY.
April 18- 25...No School - Spring Break
 
Please check the webpages for each of the schools for additional activities or
the District Calendar.
 

 

 

Job Postings at Bedford Public Schools

2013-2014 - BPS Job Posting. SUB SECRETARIES NEEDED - $8.50 / hour
2013-2014 - BPS Job Posting. SUB CUSTODIANS NEEDED - $8.50 / hour
2013-2014 - BPS Job Posting. SUB PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED - $7.99 / hour
2013-2014 - BPS Job Posting. SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS NEEDED FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. call (734) 850-6071
 
Applications for this position always accepted - Food Service Substitute opening. click here
 
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 4,800 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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