Bedford County Public Schools

Bedford County is located in the Piedmont Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seated comfortably at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The County is home to an abundance of natural beauty and historical sites, structures, and scenic tourist attractions including one of Virginia's largest lakes, Smith Mountain Lake.

With our mission, empowering learners for future success, Bedford County Public Schools is learner-focused.

High school students arm-in-arm in a circle
Bedford County Public Schools' Graduation - Students looking up
Staunton River High School cheerleaders
Empowering Learners For Future Success

District News

Notice is hereby given that Bedford County Public Schools intends to destroy the special education records of students who graduated from Jefferson Forest High 2005-2011, Liberty High 2009-2011, & Staunton River High 2008-2011. Also, those who withdrew from Forest zone 1997-2003, Liberty zone 1978-2011, & Staunton River zone 1980-2011. In accordance with federal and state laws, special education records are maintained for 5 years after a student withdraws or graduates. Certain records may be needed for social security benefits or other purposes. Any student meeting this criterion may receive these records by contacting the Records Officer at (540) 586-1045 ext. 10234 or email at The records are at an outside location and time will be needed to see if requestor’s record is one to be destroyed. If so, the Records Officer will contact the student to come in and pick up record. Requests must be made by September 27, 2018.

The next meeting of the Bedford County School Board is at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the School Board Conference Room located at 311 South Bridge Street, Bedford, Virginia. 

 Logan Shorter
Jefferson Forest High School '17

Hello, my name is Logan Shorter and I graduated from Jefferson Forest High School in May of 2017. During my junior and senior year I attended Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC) where I took Sam Morgan’s Building Construction class. Ever since I can remember, I knew I wanted to go into construction for my career, but I never knew what to fully expect.   Read more...
 Logan Shorter

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