It's been one of most controversial topics in town. In fact, it's been a contentious subject throughout the state and in many other parts of the country.
Since the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Bill 1403 by a 209-102, veto-proof majority, Bedford is one of two Granite State school districts (along with Merrimack Valley) currently in danger of losing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and connected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the future of the often controversial program has moved to the floor of the New Hampshire Senate.
Those who oppose IB in Bedford, and those parents and former students who expressed their support of the program quite vocally in front of a handful of local legislators last month, now have the opportunity to sound off as the Senate Education Committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building in Concord.
IB is currently in its fourth year at Bedford High School.