About Our Departments

  • Special Education

    NLCS special education services strive to ensure all students are given the highest quality education which meets their individual academic, social, emotional, and functional needs. Our main goals are to provide our eligible students with their Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) through the identification of, and comprehensive services to students who meet eligibility categories set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (IDEA) and Indiana’s Special Education Rules (Article 7) and ensure that our students receive their education within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

    Health Services

    Nurses are on staff and are available at all times for emergency assistance.

    Each year vision screening is provided for grades 1, 3, and 8. Scoliosis checks are provided for grades 5, 7, and 9. Referrals are accepted at any time.

    Food Service

    Nutritious morning and mid-day meals are prepared daily in each building. Students have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast prior to the beginning of the school day and have a short mid-day break. Reduced and free lunches are available to those who qualify.

    Transportation / Maintenance

    More than 4000 students are transported daily under the supervision of the NLCS Transportation Office (279-6322) on about 100 buses traveling in excess of 3000 miles. Maintenance of buildings and grounds is accomplished through the Maintenance Office (279-3976).

    Post-Secondary Opportunities and Financial Assistance

    Indiana University is only a 20-mile drive north of Bedford in nearby Bloomington.

    Indiana Vocational-Technical Institute is also located in Bloomington.

    Locally, Oakland City University/Bedford offers Associate and Bachelor degrees. The South Central Indiana Education Alliance provides classes for which credit may be earned at any of several nearby institutions.

    Financial assistance is provided to many graduating seniors through the NLCS Foundation. About 100 seniors receive a total of approximately $100,000 in awards. Most Foundation services are provided by volunteers.

    The office is operated independently from NLCS, but is located in the NLCS Administration Building, and may be reached by calling 812-275-1560.