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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

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...

Bucks IU Introduces Adult Programs and Services as a Continuum to Their Support of Persons with Disabilities

 The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is proud to announce a new suite of ser­vices for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties over the age of 21.  These Adult Programs and Services form a nat­ur­al exten­sion to the Bucks IU’s exist­ing, high-quality ser­vices for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties from birth through … 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...

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 Awarded Teachers in the Workplace Grant

Teacher in the Workplace is a grant pro­gram where it con­nects edu­ca­tors to local busi­ness lead­ers and employ­ers. Teachers can vis­it local employ­ers to learn new skills and indus­try trends. Through this pro­gram, kinder­garten through post-secondary edu­ca­tors, coun­selors, and admin­is­tra­tors learn more about indus­try trends, needs, and oppor­tu­ni­ties – which … Read more...