...Please join us at Bedford High School for Sunday Funday on April 29th! The District Art Show (gym) & Rotary Pancake/French Toast breakfast (cafeteria) are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Bedford Schools Foundation Run/Walk steps off at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. (auxiliary gym)......

Board Elects 2017 Officers and Sets Meeting Dates

At its Organizational Meeting on January 12th, the Bedford Board of Education elected Phil Stevens as President and Tim Tench as Vice President for 2017.

Mr. Stevens was elected to the Board in 2009, and was re-elected in 2013. He served as President in 2011 and 2016 and Vice President in 2012, 2014 and 2015. A 30-year educator, he currently serves as Director of Operations for Richmond Heights Local Schools. He retired on June 1, 2013 as Athletic Director for the Warrensville Heights City School District, where he had been employed since 1998. Mr. Stevens and his wife Barretta reside in Bedford Heights. His term expires on December 31, 2017.

Mr. Tench was elected to the Board in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. He served as President in 2009 and 2012 and Vice President in 2011. He is retired from the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, where he worked for 22 years as a tradesman. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Medical Message, Mr. Tench is the owner of a message therapy business called Hands on Wellness. He is a lifelong resident of Bedford and 1969 graduate of Bedford High School. His term expires on December 31, 2017.

The Board also scheduled the following meeting dates for 2017:

  • January 12 & 26
  • February 2 & 23
  • March 16
  • April 6 & 20
  • May 11 & 25
  • June 8 & 29
  • July 20
  • August 3 & 17
  • September 7 & 21
  • October 5 & 19         
  • November 9
  • December 7

All regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. on the above-scheduled Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated, and are held in the Administration Center Board Room, 475 Northfield Road, Bedford, or other designated sites as may be determined by the Bedford Board of Education. Call 440-439-4777 to confirm the location of meetings.


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Bedford, OH 44146

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