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...

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...

Bucks IU and Snyder‐Girotti Elementary School Students Honor Local Veterans at Breakfasts

November 9, 2018 — Many of the stu­dents attend­ing Snyder‐Girotti Elementary School have vet­er­ans in their fam­i­lies and because of that, are aware of the ded­i­ca­tion, com­mit­ment, and sac­ri­fice will­ing­ly giv­en by our mil­i­tary per­son­nel.

For this Veteran’s Day, and cen­ten­ni­al com­mem­o­ra­tion of the end of World War I, stu­dents … 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...

Bucks IU Provides Advanced Reading and Spelling Intervention

Not all stu­dent respond well, or the same to every type of inter­ven­tion ser­vice.  Therefore, in response to the grow­ing need for inten­sive, researched based read­ing and spelling inter­ven­tion, the Bucks IU’s Special Education Department in part­ner­ship with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) ser­vices worked togeth­er to begin … Read more...

Pre‐K Counts Free Preschool Now Available Through the Bucks IU

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) has been award­ed a 2018–2019 state grant of $680,000 to pro­vide free preschool to 80 chil­dren from income‐eligible fam­i­lies in Bucks coun­ty.  Pennsylvania Pre‐K Counts pro­vides high‐quality pre‐kindergarten ser­vices to three and four‐year old chil­dren at no cost to their fam­i­lies.  Children … 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...

Bucks IU Awarded Over $900,000 in Grants to Expand Computer Science and STEM Education

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), an edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency sup­port­ing the schools of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been award­ed state grant fund­ing to sup­port the cre­ation of new com­put­er sci­ence and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) ini­tia­tives in the coun­ty.  The grant fund­ing, total­ing more than … 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...

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...

PA Dept. of Education Holds a Roundtable Discussion with the Bucks IU on Their PAsmart Grant

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was proud to host the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a round­table dis­cus­sion regard­ing their award to the Bucks IU of a PAsmart Advancing Grant.  This grant, for $412,656, is for the cre­ation of a Mobile Fab (Fabrication) … Read more...