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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September 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 

There were 2 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Bedford County Public Schools within the past 24 hours.

One case involved an individual at Jefferson Forest High School and has been traced to transmission outside of Jefferson Forest High School.

The other case involved an individual at Liberty High School and has been traced to transmission outside of Liberty High School.

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


We will be providing additional updates as that information becomes available through direct communication to families, our BCPS websiteYouTube channel, social media (FacebookInstagram, & Twitter), as well as our Facebook video broadcasts.

Click here for Return to School information
Return to School Infographic - Updated 8/14/20
Important Updates from 8/13/20 School Board Meeting

Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments for registration can be made by calling your child's school between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health Infographic

Student registration for the 2020-2021 school year with Bedford County Public Schools is open.

New Students - Click here to register
Returning Students - Click here to register

Apply online for free preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Please use the link Preschool & Kindergarten Information page to access further information and follow the directions provided on the web page to complete and submit the electronic application. Click here for Informational Flyer about applying for preschool.

Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2020 may enter Kindergarten.

There are two steps to registering.
1. Register your child online using one of the following links.

New Kindergarten students who have never been in BCPS before:…

Previous BCPS Preschool and Head Start students who will be moving up to Kindergarten:…

2. Provide the required documentation by making an appointment with your child’s school office.

Documents needed for Kindergarten registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated physical
  • Record of immunizations
  • Proof of residency (copy of mortgage, lease, or real estate tax statement)

Appointments must be made to ensure social distancing. Anyone with an appointment should wear a mask when entering the school offices. There will only be one family in the office at a time. For additional information, please contact your child’s school.

School contact information can be found at

Click here for Announcement of Continuation of Summer Food Service Program
Click here for Meal Service Update Letter
Click here for School Nutrition Program Frequently Asked Questions

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Only complete one application per family. To submit an application online, click the button below.

Click here to apply online for free and reduced meals

Would you like to help support the feeding needs of students in Bedford County Public Schools? Click the button below to donate to the Angel Fund Account at a school of your choice. Thank you in advance for making a difference in a child’s life!

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School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click on the Register Now icon below, then click on Register

Click here to Register for School Cash Online

Click here for Intro to School Cash Online video
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format

Click here for budget information

The Bedford County School Board will have a work session meeting on September 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room located at 311 S. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA. The purpose of this meeting is to begin discussing the superintendent search process with representatives from the contracted firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA).

This meeting will be open to the public but will have limited seating due to physical distancing requirements. Additionally, any member of the public attending the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. Priority seating will be given to meeting participants. 

The public is encouraged to watch the meeting via live stream on our YouTube channel. Tune in at 5:00 p.m.  

BCPS YouTube channel link:

BoardDocs, BCPS School Board Meeting Management System link:

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