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...

Bucks IU Celebrates our Caring Community Awards

Each year, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) rec­og­nizes indi­vid­u­als who have made an extra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tion of sup­port and assis­tance to Bucks IU pro­grams and stu­dents with a Caring Community Award and celebration.

All Caring Community award win­ners were deliv­ered a per­son­al­ized award cer­tifi­cate by their nom­i­nee along … 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...

Bucks IU Class of 2020 Graduation Goes Virtual

Due to the man­dat­ed school clo­sures and the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic response efforts, the Bucks IU moved its June 2020 grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies to a vir­tu­al plat­form. The pre­re­cord­ed video includ­ed com­mence­ment speech­es by Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director and Mr. John D’Angelo, President of the Bucks IU Board of … Read more...

Bucks IU Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundations Community Partnership

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit has received a $10,000 grant that will be used by IU spe­cial­ists to help preschool and kinder­garten chil­dren at var­i­ous schools and oth­er edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ties refine
their fine motor skills.


The grant was award­ed by the non­prof­it Foundations Community Partnership, a phil­an­thropic grant-making foun­da­tion sup­port­ing … 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...

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...

Happy 50th Birthday Bucks IU

Intermediate Units were estab­lished in 1971 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and their role has evolved and grown over these past 50 years. IUs serve as a crit­i­cal edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice agency pro­vid­ing cost-effective, management-efficient pro­grams to pub­lic and pri­vate K‑12 schools, school dis­tricts, and their com­mu­ni­ties. They also address both tra­di­tion­al … Read more...

Bucks County Intermediate Unit Honors and Celebrates Their Class of 2022 Graduates

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was extreme­ly proud to hon­or and cel­e­brate the 45 grad­u­ates of their Class of 2022.  This year’s grad­u­at­ing class includes spe­cial edu­ca­tion stu­dents from 11 Bucks County School Districts, and the School Districts of Eastern Lancaster, Philadelphia, Spring-Ford, and Wyoming Valley. Family, … 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...

Project SEARCH Bucks Holds Second Annual Banquet to Honor Supporters and Participants

On Tuesday May 30th, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) host­ed a ban­quet to hon­or the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the sec­ond year of Project SEARCH Bucks (County). This intern­ship pro­gram is for young adults with intel­lec­tu­al and devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties pro­vid­ing them employ­ment expe­ri­ences through a total immer­sion in … 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...

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...