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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bucks IU Gets Creative in Support of the Development of Student’s Fine Motor Skills

In the begin­ning of the 2019–2020 aca­d­e­m­ic year, the Special Education Division of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit was award­ed a gen­er­ous $10,000 grant from Foundations Community Partnership to be used towards pro­grams sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of fine motor skill in stu­dents.  Fine motor skills involve the use of the … 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...

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 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 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...