Operation Prevention; Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Students

As most of us are aware, our coun­try is in the mid­dle of an opi­oid over­dose epi­dem­ic. In the wake of this epi­dem­ic, a new school code requires schools to pro­vide instruc­tion to stu­dents in grades 6–12 relat­ed to the pre­ven­tion of opi­oid abuse, begin­ning in the 2018–19 school year. … Read more...

Harner, Local Officials, Inform Realtors of Area’s Real Estate Value

Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner and sev­er­al munic­i­pal offi­cials recent­ly held a sum­mit for about 50 Realtors, explain­ing the rea­sons their clients should be mov­ing into homes and start­ing busi­ness­es in the towns con­tained with­in the Quakertown Community School District.

We are very proud of what we are accom­plish­ing here,” … Read more...

The Winners of the Bucks County Regional STEM Design Challenges are…

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), in-line with our ongo­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) edu­ca­tion efforts, was proud to again coor­di­nate and host the Bucks County region­al STEM Design Challenge.  Two sell-out crowds, of sixty-five teams each, com­pet­ed on two sep­a­rate days with ele­men­tary stu­dents … Read more...

1,270 ‘Stockings for Soldiers’ Assembled for Our Troops Overseas by the Students at the Bucks IU at Samuel Everitt

Our country’s ser­vice men and women are often­times sta­tioned far away from their home, fam­i­ly, and friends.  This can be espe­cial­ly dif­fi­cult for them over the hol­i­days.  To show those active­ly serv­ing out­side the United States that they are still being thought of and their sac­ri­fice appre­ci­at­ed, the stu­dents of … Read more...

Bucks County Intermediate Unit Honors and Celebrates Their Class of 2021 Graduates

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was extreme­ly proud to hon­or and cel­e­brate the 40 grad­u­ates of their Class of 2021.  This year’s grad­u­at­ing class includes spe­cial edu­ca­tion stu­dents from 10 Bucks County School Districts and the School District of Philadelphia.  Family, guardians, and friends of the grad­u­ates, … Read more...

Several area school districts get state safety grants

Seven dis­tricts from Bucks or Eastern Montgomery coun­ties, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and Upper Bucks County Technical School were among the recipients.

Seven school dis­tricts from Bucks or Eastern Montgomery coun­ties, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster were recent­ly among the recip­i­ents … Read more...

EmployAbility Expo 2018

On May 3, 2018, over 100 stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing a wide range of dis­abil­i­ties con­verged on the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s cen­tral office site in Doylestown to par­tic­i­pate in the EmployAbility Expo.  Participation at this year’s Expo rep­re­sents the largest total num­ber of par­tic­i­pants over the past sev­er­al years. This … Read more...

A Special Pennsylvania State Appointment

Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director, was recent­ly named to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Secondary School Start Times. This com­mit­tee was created/authorized by 2017 Senate Resolution No. 417 to study the impact of school start times at the sec­ondary lev­el. Dr. Hoffman holds … Read more...

The Students of the Bucks IU at Samuel Everitt Honor Their 5th Annual ‘Stockings for Soldiers’ Program by Completing 1,400 Stockings!

In the midst of a pan­dem­ic, with schools try­ing to oper­ate nor­mal­ly while deal­ing with chang­ing health guide­lines and sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions, the stu­dents of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt were deter­mined to per­se­vere and still hold their 5th Annual Stockings for Soldiers pro­gram … Read more...

Governor Wolf Visits the Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) wel­comed Governor Tom Wolf to Brookwood Elementary School, in Bristol Township, to talk with stu­dents using their new­ly unveiled Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab.  The Fab Lab was fund­ed by the governor’s ground­break­ing PAsmart ini­tia­tive. The gov­er­nor … Read more...

Bucks IU Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Free Preschool and Home-Based Programs for Bucks County Children Ages Birth to Five and Pregnant Women 

Head Start and Early Head Start are fed­er­al pro­grams designed to pro­mote school readi­ness by enhanc­ing the child’s cog­ni­tive, social and emo­tion­al devel­op­ment with a pos­i­tive learn­ing envi­ron­ment and a vari­ety of ser­vices, including:… Read more...

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Receives Free PPE Face Shields from the Bucks IU FAB LAB

Instead of sit­ting idle while schools are not in ses­sion, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s (Bucks IU) Mobile FAB LAB has been pro­duc­ing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) face shields with their 3‑D print­ers and laser cut­ter.  Led by Dr. Lindsey Sides, Bucks IU Supervisor of STEAM (Science, … Read more...

Upper Bucks Technical School Names New Executive Director

There’s a new man in charge at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster.  John Sweda will suc­ceed Bernard Wagenseller, who had been the school’s top admin­is­tra­tor the last six years.

The school — which draws stu­dents from the Quakertown Community, Pennridge and Palisades school dis­tricts — recent­ly named John Sweda … Read more...

Congratulations to the Springfield Elementary Team

Springfield Elementary School was rec­og­nized at the State Level for “high fideli­ty imple­men­ta­tion of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program (PBIS).”  This pro­gram, in its sec­ond year of imple­men­ta­tion at Springfield Elementary high­lights pro­motes pos­i­tive behav­ior by rec­og­niz­ing stu­dents who are respect­ful, respon­si­ble and kind.  In order … Read more...