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...

2,330 Stockings Completed by Students of the Bucks IU at Samuel Everitt in Their 6th Annual Stockings for Soldiers Program

Neither rain nor sleet nor lim­i­ta­tions due to a pan­dem­ic will keep the stu­dents of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt from com­plet­ing their annu­al Stockings for Soldiers pro­gram.  In this 6th year, dona­tions of the var­i­ous items to put into the stock­ings, as … Read more...

Bucks IU Receives $150k PAsmart Grant for Expanding STEAM and Computer Science Programs

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is hon­ored to be the recip­i­ent of a $150,000 PAsmart Grant to expand the out­stand­ing work of their Mobile Fab Lab. PAsmart grants are a pro­gram of Governor Wolf’s admin­is­tra­tion that aim to improve access to sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, art, and math … 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...

The Bucks IU Announces the Bucks County 2022 STEM Design Challenge Winners

On Friday, March 25, 2022 the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) staged a sur­prise award pre­sen­ta­tion to the win­ning teams of this year’s STEM Design Challenge! Each year, the Bucks IU facil­i­tates the county-wide STEM Design Challenge com­pe­ti­tion for stu­dents in grades 4–8. Elementary teams (grades 4–5) and … 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 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...

2–1‑1 Phone Service Launched in Bucks County

Bucks County res­i­dents who need help for any­thing from finan­cial assis­tance to men­tal health and sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing can find it by call­ing one num­ber: 2–1‑1. The free, 24/7 phone num­ber con­nects callers to local health and human ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions and resources to help with food inse­cu­ri­ty, finan­cial prob­lems, hous­ing … 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...

FABulous Fun at the FAB LAB Center

Looking for some­thing fun for the kids on November 22nd when school is closed?! Bring them to the Fab Lab Center for a day filled with fab­ri­ca­tion, cod­ing, and engi­neer­ing! Half-day and full-day options avail­able. Details and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion at: www.BucksIU.org/FabLab/Events

  • For Home Schooled chil­dren, a Field Trip Day
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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...

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 offer­ing … Read more...