Attendance & Student Data

The Attendance & Student Data staff monitors, manages, and verifies student demographic and academic data for state reporting. In addition, we assist students, parents, and staff with access to Skyward and SchoolMessenger. 


Please complete the student data verification in order to see your child's schedule.



Click here to access Skyward.


Bedford County Schools would like to strongly encourage all parents to utilize the Skyward Family Access Parent Portal. You are able to keep track of your student's grades, attendance, discipline, contact teachers through email, and track school activities through the Skyward Family Access Parent Portal.


In order to use the Skyward Parent Portal, the parent or guardian must contact their student's school and request login information to this portal. The first time you access the portal from your browser, it may require you to disable or deactivate the popup blocker. If you have questions about your access to Skyward, please contact your child's school.

If you need assistance, please contact Serena Craig via email or call 931-684-3284 extension 2230.

What the Law Says About School Attendance

Tennessee Compulsory Education Law

T.C.A. 49-6–3001 – School Age - (c) (1) Every parent, guardian or other person residing within this state having control or charge of any child or children between six (6) years of age and seventeen (17) years of age, both inclusive, shall cause such child or children to attend public or non-public school, and in event of failure to do so, shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided. (The courts have ruled that the word "inclusive" requires a child to attend school until the day before his/her eighteenth birthday.)


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