Monday, December 7, 2009
Featured Partner of the month: Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22
The Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22 (BCIU) is a regional educational service agency, one of twenty-nine in Pennsylvania established in 1970. Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the local school districts, the Intermediate Unit provides programs and services to Bucks County Schools in a highly cost-effective manner. Since IU’s do not have taxing power, local school district contributions support the majority of the programs offered by the BCIU. Some programs and services are also funded by federal or state allocations.
As educational innovators, we ensure optimal growth of all learners by collaborating with our school districts and community to initiate, design, and deliver exemplary leadership, teaching and learning.
There are serious social problems that affect schools across the country; Bucks County is certainly not immune to them. These issues include abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) as well as school safety. The BCIU Prevention Programs staff strives to directly respond to these issues as well as to support school districts in their efforts to provide students with healthy, safe environments and the skills that they need to make positive choices.
We focus on evidence-based ATOD curricula and violence prevention/bullying initiatives, and we provide various programs and services to increase awareness and early identification of at-risk students through professional development and support, our lending library, and direct student services.
For more information on the Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22, please visit our website at: www.bucksiu.org