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.

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Bedford County Public Schools' Graduation - Students looking up
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Empowering Learners For Future Success

District News

Bedford County Public Schools will be closed for Thursday, November 15, 2018, Employee Code 3 - Offices open at 10 a.m.


The Bedford County School Board will have a regular meeting December 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room located at 311 S. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA.

Notice is hereby given that Bedford County Public Schools intends to destroy the special education records of students who graduated in 2012. Also, those who withdrew from Forest zone in 2011 and from Bedford Primary before 1990. 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 November 14, 2018.

The NEW Bedford County Public Schools' Mobile App is now live in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

See below for direct links to the app and the BCPS app launch page:

If you currently have the previous app version you will want to uninstall that app then install the new BCPS app.

If searching for the app in either of the app stores, search for Bedford County School District.

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