Bus Drivers Needed

Bus Driver


Must hold or obtain a valid class B drivers license with a school bus and passenger endorsement.  Route times can be from 6:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.  Times vary with each route.   For more information you may contact Gayle Rhoades at 845-9414 ext. 3118 or email rhoadesg@bethel.k12.oh.us.

Applications may be found online by typing employment application in the search area of bethel.k12.oh.us then choose classified application.

Release of Educational Information



This is a message from the U.S. District Court in the case identified above. This notice may apply to you if you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in an Ohio public school since 2013.

The purpose of this notice is to inform you that, as part of a lawsuit related to funding for special education, a request has been made to the Ohio Department of Education for educational information regarding individual Ohio public school students. The purpose of this notice is to inform you about the request, about the information to be disclosed, and about your right to object to the disclosure of the information. The information that will be provided includes data for all Ohio students attending a school district or community school for the 2013/2014 school year. Some examples of the types of data include: a student identifying number; demographic information, such as school, grade, gender, race, age, and disability category; attendance statistics; information on suspensions and expulsions; and results on state tests such as the Ohio Graduation Tests, the Ohio Achievement Assessments, and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Your student’s name, address, and social security number will not be disclosed because the Ohio Department of Education does not possess that information. Once disclosed, the information is protected by an order of the court, and cannot be used for any purpose other than this litigation. No information will be disclosed beyond the participants in the litigation in a way that allows an individual student to be identified.

If you do not object to the disclosure of information described above, you do not have to do anything.  If you object to the disclosure of information described above and you want to inform the Judge of your objection, you must do all of the following:

1. Write a letter to the Judge telling him what you object to;

2. On the first page of your letter, write in large or underlined letter:                       “OBJECTIONS TO DISCLOSURE OF FERPA INFORMATION IN DOE V.                         STATE, Case No. 91-464.”

3. Mail your letter to:

Clerk’s Office: Judge Watson’s Docket

U.S. Courthouse

85 Marconi Boulevard

Columbus, Ohio43215

A parent or guardian may object on behalf of a minor student, but must state in the objection the relationship that he or she has with the affected minor student.



You may also include your contact information such that the Court or the parties’ counsel may contact you to discuss your concerns. Objections must be received no later than September 12, 2014. All objections will be maintained by the Court under seal, which means they will not be available to the public, but they will be available to the parties’ attorneys.


concussion picTo All Fall Sports Parents

Athletic Parent Concussion Video – Monday August 25 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium..To all fall sports parents, if you did not see this in July, you will need to see it…it is a requirement by OHSAA. Please plan to attend.     Thanks!



Superintendent’s Beehive Buzzzzz

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Superintendent’s Beehive Buzz

August 2014


Another exciting year has begun at Bethel Local Schools with many changes and challenges!  New administrators, teachers, families and building project….. and did I forget to mention….new drop-off and pick-up procedures!  In the midst of all those changes, I am reminded of a quote from Pauline Kezer that I shared with the faculty and staff on our in-service day…… Continuity gives us roots, change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow reaching new heights.  The Bethel School District is a system rooted in strong moral and educational values; my goal as superintendent is to build upon those values and traditions to enable the district to “stretch and grow”!  Although we will experience growing pains as we move forward, my hope is that we can partner together to help our students grow and thrive in a 21st Century learning environment!


In order for you to get to know me better, I thought it would be a good idea to share a little bit about myself. I had planned to do this the first week I started in the superintendent’s office; however, the hiring of Mr. Craig Vasil, our new high school principal, and Alexis Dedrick, our new assistant principal K-12, was my first priority among a few others! On a professional note, I have spent over twenty-five years in education, fifteen of those in an administrative role.  I graduated from CedarvilleUniversity with a B.A. in Secondary Education/English and from WrightState with an M.A. in Educational Leadership with principal and superintendent licensure.  Presently, I am pursuing my doctorate in Education from LibertyUniversity.  I have taught middle school through college-age students and recently finished a thirteen year administrative position in the CedarCliffLocalSchool District as the middle/high school principal.  Being in a smaller system for that many years, I wore my share of different hats covering every type of job and position from elementary school through building facilities management!  I also served on Cedarville’s Core Building Team walking alongside of the architects, construction managers and craftsmen as they completed a K-12 twenty-two million dollar project.  On a personal note, I have been married thirty-four years to my husband John who has a private counseling practice and have two sons, Stephen who works as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Universal One Credit in Dayton and Matthew who is a compliance attorney for Humana in Louisville. And yes, my husband and I are anxiously waiting for one of them to provide us with grandchildren!  Next to my family, my two favorite things are Diet Coke and chocolate!


During the next few months, I will be rolling up my sleeves and working with the Board of Education and administrative team to review the district’s strategic plan and determine a direction that enable us to move forward and provide students with the educational opportunities needed to be successful in a global economy.  We will be reviewing curriculum, technology, communication strategies and facilities as we deal with our growing enrollment… I plan to visit every teacher’s classroom during my first three months; that way, I can see firsthand the great things they are doing with students and how I can better assist them to accomplish their instructional goals.  In addition, I will be meeting with the architects, construction managers and core team members as we prepare to break ground for the new building project. Speaking about the building project, I appreciate your patience as we try to accommodate the parking needs of our students, parents and community during the construction phases; just remember it’s temporary and will be worth all of the present hassles when the addition is finished!  I also hope to attend as many extra-curricular activities as possible throughout the fall season, so feel free to stop and introduce yourself!


Periodically, I will be sending out community updates to keep you informed of the “beehive buzz”.  If you would like to be removed from this email list, please do not hesitate to send back an email telling me to delete your name from the email list.  If you know of someone who might be interested in being part of the communiqué from the Superintendent, send me their email address and I will be more than happy to add them.


Again, I am excited about the great things that are happening at Bethel and am looking forward to serving as your superintendent. I trust we will partner together to uphold the school’s traditions of excellence as well as create new ones!




Virginia“Ginny” Potter

Superintendent, Bethel Local Schools

7490 South State   Route 201

Tipp City, Ohio45371

(937) 845-9414


Important Back to School Information

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Important Back to School Information

Please click the links below for important information about the start of school.

Traffic Patterns 

Parking Procedures  Updated 8/13/2014 – HS/JH Pickup location change only.

Back to School Information


Bus Routes for 2014-2015 School Year

school bus1School Bus Routes for 2014-2015 School Year


Please click the link below for the bus schedules.


2014-2015 Bus Schedules

Bethel School Improvement Bonds



 Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio- The Bethel Local School District placed a bond issue on the May 2014 ballot that was approved by voters.  As a result, the District is planning to publically offer long-term bonds on or about August 6, 2014.  As part ofthe  public offering, the District is working with their underwriter, Stifel, to make the bonds available to the local community.  The bonds will carry a Moody’s  rating (rating to be determined) and will be sold with maturities from 2015 to 2051 in minimum denominations of$5,000.

 The District’s  bonds are being offered by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and the legal opinion will be provided by the Columbus law firm of Peck Shaffer & Williams. Local residents interested in purchasing Bethel Local School District’s  bonds should contact Robert A. Lucas Sr. V.P. Investments and Joshua A. Weiland Sr. V.P. in Stifel’s Dayton, Ohio office at (937) 847-8214, Toll Free (866)-590-6036.

Bethel Local School District contact:

Ms. Karen Newman, Treasurer

Phone number: (937) 845-9414

Bethel Board of Education Special Meeting 7-29-2014

unbeelievableBoard of Education Special Meeting

The Bethel Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. the board will be taking action on various items. It will be held in the main floor conference room.