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BCSD's "Building a Brighter Future" Process Takes Another Step Forward
Bedford City School District Board of Education earlier this month selected the GPD Group as the architect for part of the district's “Building a Brighter Future” initiative.
A panel of district representatives heard presentations from five architectural firms that responded to the district's request for qualifications. The panel narrowed the list, recommending two firms to the school board.
The community committee will begin its process shortly.
The district will reconvene a Facilities Project Committee from those who indicated a willingness to participate. The district is committed to ensuring broad representation of our community and stakeholders. This Committee will build from the work completed by the 2019 Committee that was interrupted by the pandemic. The Committee will hear what the community, parents, business people and government officials would like to see in the future of our buildings and our programming.
"Our students deserve the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art facilities available," said Interim Superintendent Dr. Cassandra Johnson. "For too long, our students have seen the facilities of surrounding districts get updated, improved or even rebuilt. It's time for our students to see that updating and improvement too. This is our time."
The Facilities Project Committee will meet this fall and winter to review possible options and costs. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Education about the best course forward. Residents and stakeholders will also have opportunities to voice their opinions during the process. The Bedford Board of Education, with recommendations from the Committee, the community, and district leadership, will ultimately decide what to ask residents to support in an anticipated bond issue.