Board Information & News

School Board Information

The Bedford County Board of Education, per policy, meets on the third Tuesday of each month in a regular session at 5:30 pm in the Central Office Building Board Room located at 500 Madison Street, unless otherwise indicated. All meetings are open to the public. If any accommodations are needed for individuals with disabilities who wish to be present at the meeting, please contact Suzanne Alexander at 931-684-3284, ext. 2220 or by writing her c/o Bedford County Board of Education at 500 Madison Street, Shelbyville, TN  37160. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting in order to provide for such needed aid or service.

Members of the Board of Education are residents of and elected on a non-partisan basis from nine county districts for a four-year term. All Powers of the Board of Education lie in its action as a group; individual members exercise their authority over school system affairs only as they vote to take action at an official meeting.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Bedford County Department of Education is to provide an environment that enables each student to learn and to become a good citizen.



September 2020

The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) hosted the South Central Fall District Webinar on September 24. Several South Central District school board members earned TSBA Boardsmanship Awards in 2020. The awards are presented to individual board members who have achieved one of five levels of boardsmanship standards over the past year. The program is designed to recognize school board members for participation in board activities beyond the local level through a commitment to training, willingness to participate in workshops and a volunteer spirit. The Boardsmanship Award honors not only the quantity, but also the quality of participation. Bedford County School Board members were honored for their achievements this year were:

Level I

Dan Reed

Level IV

David Brown

Brian Crews




March 2020


board3Bedford County Board of Education recently received Tennessee School Board Association’s “Board of Distinction” award from TSBA’s South Central Director Pat Welsh of Tullahoma. The honor, which Bedford County will maintain for two years, recognizes boards for meeting specified requirements in planning, policy, promotion and board development. Currently, only 32 school boards in Tennessee are designated out of the 141 state school districts.




November 2019

Bedford County Board of Education and Davis Stokes Collaborative P.C. were recognized during the Tennessee School Board Association’s (TSBA) Annual Convention. They were awarded School of the Year for Excellence in Architectural Design in the High School division for Cascade High School.


The following criteria was taken into consideration for this award:
cost efficiency, aesthetics, energy and environmentally conscious design, flexibility-expandability and size and development of site.
In 2005, the Board and Davis-Stokes won second place for design of Harris Middle School as well as the People's Choice award that year.

September 2019

board2Bedford County School Board member Nicole Cashion was recently awarded the Level 1 Boardsmanship Award and David Brown was awarded the Level 3 Award by the Tennessee School Boards Association. Also, school board member Michael Cook (not pictured) earned the Level 4 Boardsmanship Award by TSBA. Congratulations to all awarded on your achievements. We are especially appreciative of your hard work and dedication to Bedford County Schools.