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The mission of the Bedford Staff Development Center 
is to improve the quality of education for children in the Bedford Central School District 
by providing the necessary resources and training for the Bedford faculty and staff 
to inspire and engage our students.

Welcome to the BSDC Policy Board homepage. This site is for use by the Policy Board as a vehicle for conducting our regular business. Agendas, minutes, and other documents will be linked and shared from this site. 

Please send questions and suggestions to the Co-Directors, Lauren Benjamin and Heather Shaughnessy.

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

  • December 14
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14

Time: 3:45 pm
Location: Staff Development Center, West House, FLMS

Our Focus

We seek to find ways to support teacher learning through collaboration and the sharing of best practices - all in support of doing our best for "inspiring and engaging our students." 

As a Policy Board, we will continue to explore the linkages between evaluation and professional development needs so we can continue to support and provide opportunities to colleagues in these areas.  Additionally, we will be able to explore new initiatives and revisit those begun in prior years.  Over the course of the coming year, the Policy Board will:

  • Encourage Policy Board membership from schools that are underrepresented.
  • Develop and offer professional opportunities that align with the result of several needs assessments.
  • Support the ongoing Professional Development School (PDS) initiative as it expands and evolves to formally include six of our district schools (BHES, BVES, PRES, MKES, WPES, FLMS).
  • Provide support, as needed, to the PDS Steering Committees in their efforts to provide more targeted PD for interns. 
  • Provide ongoing guidance and direction in shaping the current Mentor Program for supporting new staff.
  • Continue to cultivate the practices and culture of the Policy Board that make it a vital source of information and support within our schools and community.