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The Bedford Area School District does not discriminate in any manner, including Title IX sexual harassment, in any district education program or activity. Additionally, the Bedford Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its educational-vocational programs or employment as required by title IX, Section 504 and Title VI

For additional information about the district's policies regarding discrimination please refer to the following policies:

Board Policy 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students

Board Policy 104: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff

Click Here for The Bedford Area School District Board Policy


If you like to file a Title IX complaint or discuss a potential Title IX complain please contact the Title IX coordinator or the District’s compliance officer.  

Their contact information is listed below:

Dr. Paul Ruhlman, Assistant Superintendent as the Compliance Officer can be contacted at:

Address: 330 East John Street, Bedford PA 15522

Email: ruhlmanp@bedfordasd.org

Phone Number: (814) 623-4260


Mr. Bret Smith, Athletic Director as the Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at:

Address: 330 East John Street, Bedford PA 15522

Email: smithb@bedfordasd.org

Phone Number: (814) 285-3075


Title IX Training Materials

PowerPoint Presentation

Part I Training Materials

Part II Training Materials

Part III Training Materials



The Bedford Area School District does not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, ancestry, creed, genetic information or any other legally protected classification. No elementary, or secondary school pupil enrolled in a Bedford Area School District programs shall be denied equal opportunity to participate in age and program appropriate instruction or activities due to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, ancestry, creed, genetic information or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, including all amendments updated on August 14, 2020, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.