Bucks County Reading Olympics Pivots to a Virtual Format as it Celebrates 27 Years

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was delight­ed to bring back the Bucks County Reading Olympics for its 27th year. Held annu­al­ly in April, it had to be can­celled last year due to the sud­den imple­men­ta­tion of COVID restric­tions, how­ev­er this year every­one involved was deter­mined to hold … Read more...

Students Take Part in UN Summit on Clean Water

On April 20, 2018 the Palisades High School Global Pathway invit­ed globally-minded stu­dents to trav­el to NYC to attend a United Nations Conference on Students Seeking Solutions on world­wide water sus­tain­abil­i­ty. This con­fer­ence con­nect­ed stu­dents (col­lege and high school lev­el) with inter­na­tion­al experts from around the world.  Twenty-six Palisades High … Read more...

Mobile “Fab Lab” brings high-tech science experiments to Bucks County schools

This styl­ish car is actu­al­ly a Fabrication Laboratory on wheels that vis­its Bucks County schools every week!

Students at Butler Elementary School had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build 3D build­ings using com­put­er soft­ware and a laser cut­ter. The “Fab Lab” also deliv­ers 3D print­ers, 3D pens, and more.

The pro­gram was fund­ed by … Read more...

Telepresence Grant Issued to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit

BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D‑10) announced the award of $28,197 in state fund­ing to Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Keystone Telepresence Education Grant pro­gram for equip­ment and ser­vices to help edu­cate stu­dents who are home­bound for extend­ed peri­ods … Read more...

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...

Student Takes 2nd Place in State Video Contest About the Dangers of Opiods

At the end of the school year, Crysta O’Donnell (senior at Palisades High School) was named the sec­ond place fin­ish­er in the “Talk to Your State Senator” video com­pe­ti­tion show­ing the dan­gers of opi­od abuse. Senator Mensch vis­it­ed Palisades High School to help rec­og­nize this accom­plish­ment with Crysta’s fam­i­ly, peers from
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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...

Bucks IU Students Benefit from Craft Fair in More Ways Than One

On Saturday October 27th, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) held a craft fair ben­e­fit­ting their Education Foundation, through which teach­ers can apply for grants that sup­port edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams.  To date, almost a half mil­lion dol­lars in grants have been dis­trib­uted, mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant impact in … Read more...

PPL Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant in Support of the Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) Education Foundation is pleased to announce that they have been named the recip­i­ent of a $5,000 grant from the PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light) Foundation. The PPL Foundation awards annu­al grants through a com­pet­i­tive appli­ca­tion and review process in sup­port of orga­ni­za­tions … 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...

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...

Pennsbury Elementary Schools Recognized by character.org

Congratulations to all ten Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools! As a group, they earned a 2018 Promising Practices Award from Character.org for con­duct­ing the inau­gur­al Pennsbury Day of Service activ­i­ty on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This was one of just 258 Promising Practices awards grant­ed by Character.org nation­wide to schools, … Read more...