Public Notification

This page serves as notification of selected policies and procedures that are required by state or federal law to be shared with students, families, and the public.  Some policies with required notification components are shared in other documents such as the Code of Student Conduct or individual school handbooks.

Asbestos Notification


In the past, asbestos was used extensively in building materials because of its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities. Virtually any building constructed before the late 1970s contained some asbestos. Intact and undisturbed, asbestos materials generally do not pose a health risk. Asbestos materials, however, can become hazardous when, due to damage or deterioration over time, they release fibers. If the fibers are inhaled, they can lead to health problems such as cancer and asbestosis.  

Bedford County Public Schools facilities were inspected in June 2017 by the EI Group, Inc. using a licensed asbestos inspector. Their inspections determined the physical condition and potential exposure hazard of each material known, or assumed, to contain asbestos. The results of that inspection are filed with the asbestos management plans for each site. The management plans are also on file at the School Administration Building, 310 S. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523 and are available to review during regular business hours. For further information, please contact Charlie Peterson at (540) 586-1045, x10271 or Dennis Overstreet at (540) 586-1045, x10239.

Internet Privacy

The Bedford County Public School Board is committed to complying with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (formerly known as the Privacy Protection Act) and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. The Bedford County Public School Division shall not collect unnecessary personal information by means of its website, and shall collect only appropriate personal information to the extent necessary to serve its constituents and the community.

Personal information collected and retained by the school division's website will be maintained in compliance with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act. Any individual wishing to learn the purpose for which information has been recorded and the particulars of its use and dissemination may contact the Superintendent's designee regarding this information. Any person wishing to correct, erase or amend inaccurate, obsolete or irrelevant information may do so by procedures established by the Superintendent's designee.

This is a link to Policy KBE on this topic.

Sex Offender Registry


Bedford County Public Schools recognizes the danger sex offenders pose to student safety.  Therefore, to protect students while they travel to and from school, attend school or are at school-related activities, each school in Bedford County Public Schools shall request electronic notification of the registration or reregistration of any sex offender in the same or contiguous zip codes as the school.  Procedures are outlined in Policy KN.

The Virginia sex offender registry can be accessed at https://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor/.
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