Last year, Staples was named the Number One public school in the state, by Connecticut Magazine.
This fall it’s Bedford’s turn. The middle school was 1 of only 3 Connecticut public schools at any level to earn a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence. The award — from the US Department of Education — was based on a broad variety of factors, including superior academic performance and breadth of course offerings.
Westporters are justly proud of Bedford, Staples, and all the other schools in our system that also set exceptionally high standards, and treat every child as unique and important individuals. We will be sure to mention Bedford’s Blue Ribbon of Excellence — along with Staples’ #1 ranking — whenever we talk about our town.
Let’s not forget those awards next spring, when budget season rolls around.