News and Information
Dr. Christopher M. Manno
Phone: (914) 241-6000
Superintendent of Schools
Dear Bedford Central School District Families and Community:
It is an exciting time in BCSD's history! The hard work of past and present Boards of Education and Central Administrators appears to be paying off in terms of righting our fiscal ship. In one year, a number of factors have contributed to the District restoring dangerously low levels of reserves to the levels recommended by our monitoring agencies. We will again manage our budget closely and tightly this year, with the goal of ending another year in a strong fiscal position. A strong fiscal foundation equates to the ability to provide outstanding programs and services for children.
All of our elementary sections are within Board of Education Policy guidelines. We are also beginning the process of restoring some of the previous budget cuts which had the most impact. In addition, we optimistically look forward to continuing to grow and improve programs for students. Two examples of this include restoring library time for students (although, not to previous levels) and retaining the fourth-grade band program by restoring band lessons to once per week.
During the 2017-2018 school year, we begin the execution of our new Long Range Strategic Plan, which will drive our goals and objectives across the entire School District for the coming five-plus years. The 2017-18 Success Plan identifies the specific objectives we will work toward achieving this school year. It is our Dashboard to Success.
Our commitment as a leadership team is to each and every day live our values of Students First, Passion for Learning, Student Engagement, Rigor and Critical Thinking, Safety and Support, Relationships and Respect, and Transparency. Our Mission in everything we do is to cultivate curiosity and a passion for learning by providing challenging educational opportunities for all students so they may achieve the full potential and productive and contributing members of society. Ultimately, our Vision is one of Inspiring and Challenging Our Students!
To keep informed, check out our District Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, and our school and parent association web pages/newsletters. Also, subscribe to our events calendar and athletics calendar. You may find Board meeting materials and subcommittee minutes in Board Docs.
Please accept our appreciation for your support for BCSD.
Inspiring and Challenging Our Students
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