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Board of Education Elects 2019 Officers and Sets Meeting Dates


At its Organizational Meeting on January 10th, the Bedford Board of Education elected Barbara A. Patterson as 2019 President and Robert C. Kennedy as Vice President.

Mrs. Patterson was appointed to the Board in 2002 and was subsequently elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015. She was Vice President in 2005, 2007 and 2018 and President in 2008, 2010 and 2015. A career educator, Mrs. Patterson retired in 2009 after more than 39 years as a teacher and administrator in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She and her husband James reside in Oakwood Village. Her term expires on December 31, 2019.

Mr. Kennedy was elected to the Board in 2017. He has been employed by Clifton Steel in Maple Heights, Ohio, since 2009, working his way up the ranks to his current position of Master Scheduler/Inventory Manager. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Bedford City Schools Foundation since 2014. Mr. Kennedy and his wife Karen reside in Bedford. His term expires on December 31, 2021.

The Board also scheduled the following meeting dates for 2019:

January 10* & 24** (The January 24th meeting will be at Columbus Intermediate School.)

February 7* & 21**

March 7* & 21**

April 4* & 18**

May 2* & 16** (The May 16th meeting will be at Columbus Intermediate School.)

June 6* & 20*

July 11*

August 1* & 15*

September 5* & 19**

October 3* & 17**

November 7* & 21**

December 6*

*regular board meeting

**work session


All regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. and work sessions begin at 5 p.m. on the above-scheduled Thursdays 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.