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Bedford County Public Schools, Virginia

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Bedford County
Public Schools
Bedford County, Virginia
link=Bedford County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Douglas R. Schuch
Enrollment:10,592 students
Graduation rate:85.6%
Number of schools:22
Budget: $102.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Bedford County Public Schools is the 28th-largest school district Virginia, serving 10,592 students in 22 schools. It is located in central Virginia in Bedford County.

About the district

Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, VA
Bedford County Public Schools is located in Bedford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bedford County is home to 68,676 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Bedford County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 85.6% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $56,021 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Conversely, Bedford County had a lower poverty rate of 8.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Bedford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 91.4 71.1
Black 6.0 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 1.8 8.4
Asian 1.1 6.0
American Indian 0.3 0.5
Two or More Races 1.2 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 27.3 71.3
2008 30.7 68.2
2004 29.0 69.8
2000 31.2 65.9

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools is Dr. Douglas R. Schuch. His education background includes a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, a master's degree in Secondary Science Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership from George Mason University.[3]

School board

The Bedford County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district. They are elected to serve four-year terms that are staggered.

Bedford County School Board
Member Role District Name Term Ends
Gary Hostutler Chair District 4 2017
Julie M. Bennington Vice Chair District 5 2015
Richard P. Downey Member District 1 2015
Kelly Harmony Member District 6 2015
John H. Hicks, Jr. Member District 3 2017
Jason W. Johnson Member District 2 2017
Kevin Wills Member District 7 2015

School board elections

See also: Bedford County Public Schools elections (2013)

Three seats were up for election on the Bedford County School board for Districts 2, 3 and 4. Four seats will be up in November 2015.

Budget

For the 2013-2014 academic year, Bedford County Public Schools has an operating budget of $102.7 million.[4]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $65,479,698 67.2% $11,743,643 12.1% $8,024,778 8.2% $7,321,718 7.5% $4,288,452 4.4% $97,439,804
2012-2013 $67,232,000 68.1% $11,638,107 11.8% $8,163,255 8.3% $7,303,982 7.4% $4,348,556 4.4% $98,685,900
2013-2014 $70,458,773 68.6% $11,981,340 11.7% $8,905,522 8.7% $6,523,499 6.4% $4,841,941 4.7% $102,711,074
Averages: $67,723,490.33 68% $11,787,696.67 12% $8,364,518.33 8% $7,049,733 7% $4,492,983 5% $99,612,259.33

Teacher salaries

For advanced degrees, teachers add a 5% supplement to base salary, a 7.5% for additional hours and 10% for a doctorate degree.

Bedford County School Board Teacher Salary Scale 2012-2013[5]
Years Experience 230 Day Salary
0 41,054
1 41,054
2 41,054
3 41,054
4 41,432
5 41,810
6 42,193
7 42,577
8 42,967
9 43,459
10 43,836
11 44,320
12 44,807
13 45,301
14 45,933
15 46,599
16 47,271
17 48,028
18 48,797
19 49,578
20 50,372
21 51,178
22 51,997
23 52,828
24 53,673
25 54,532
26 55,405
27 56,291
28 56,651
29 57,559
30 58,481
30+ 59,415

Schools in Bedford County

Bedford County operates 22 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[6]

Bedford County schools
Name
Bedford Elementary School
Bedford Middle School
Bedford Primary School
Bedford Science and Technology Center
Big Island Elementary School
Body Camp Elementary School
Boonsboro Elementary School
Forest Elementary School
Forest Middle School
Goodview Elementary School
Huddleston Elementary School
Jefferson Forest High School
Liberty High School
Moneta Elementary School
Montvale Elementary School
New London Academy
Otter River Elementary School
Staunton River High School
Staunton River Middle School
Stewartsville Elementary School
Thaxton Elementary School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Academic Performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[7]

The [[Virginia Department of Education] School Division Report Card reports Bedford County Public Schools as having a student population of 10,841 and 21 schools in the division.

Bedford County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[8]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly Progress for 2009?
Bedford Elementary 2 - 6 449 No
Bedford Middle 7 - 8 472 No
Bedford Primary Pre-K - 2 360 No
Big Island Elementary K - 6 216 No
Body Camp Elementary Pre-K - 5 177 Yes
Boonsboro Elementary K - 5 321 Yes
Forest Elementary K - 5 463 Yes
Forest Middle 6 - 8 1,024 No
Goodview Elementary Pre-K - 5 529 Yes
Huddleston Elementary Pre-K - 5 214 Yes
Jefferson Forest High 9 - 12 1,302 Yes
Liberty High 9 - 12 938 Yes
Moneta Elementary Pre-K - 5 203 Yes
Montvale Elementary Pre-K - 6 293 Yes
New London Academy Elementary Pre-K - 5 371 Yes
Otter River Elementary Pre-K - 5 237 Yes
Staunton River High 9 - 12 1,113 Yes
Staunton River Middle 6 - 8 851 No
Stewartsville Elementary Pre-K - 5 416 No
Thaxton Elementary Pre-K - 6 257 Yes
Thomas Jefferson Elementary Pre-K - 5 635 Yes
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Website evaluation

Last updated on June 17, 2010.

The good

  • Budget information for the 2010-2011 academic year is available.[9]
  • The website includes a link to the School Report Cards on the Virginia Department of Education website, as well as SOL testing information and links.[10]
  • School board meeting dates, minutes, and agendas are present.[11]
  • Contact information is available for the administration and school board[12][13]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[14]

The bad

  • Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[15]
  • The website does not include information on background checks.
  • The website does not include information on audits.
  • The website does not include information about accessing public records.

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Bedford County Public Schools
310 South Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: 540-586-1045

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