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Bedford Board of Education {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Term: 4 yearsIncumbents Phil Stevens (president), who has served since 2009, and Tim Tench (vice president), who has served since 2005, are running for re-election to the five-member board. Robert C. Kennedy and Frank E. Smith Jr. are also candidates for the three open seats. (Incumbent Deborah Kozak, whose term is up at the end of December 2017, is not running.)The Bedford City School District's mission, which was adopted in 2003, is to educate all students to their potential, so they will become responsible, resourceful adults who appreciate the differences among people by providing a well-disciplined, safe, secure learning environment, using a progressive, comprehensive curriculum facilitated by highly qualified, caring personnel and incorporating state-of-the-art technology.
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  • Frank E. Smith Jr

  • Phil Stevens

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Explain why you want to serve (or continue to serve) on the Board of Education. What talents do you think you add to the board?

What are the most significant issues facing your school district and what is the most effective way to deal with them?

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