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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

SPECIAL NOTICE:

A special called meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held Thursday October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm.  The Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be considering approval of the award for the Lower Southampton Early Learning Center Parking Lot Project.  Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.   

To join this meeting please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting.  You may also join the meeting via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Zoom (online video and audio)
https://bucksiu.zoom.us/j/94745697417?pwd=cWV3cDE2TWNabFBEYjhkaTA4cFk3dz09
Passcode:  bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 947 4569 7417

EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
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Educational Stability for Foster Care Youth

Person beign added to a home and family.

Map showing 5 PA counties in region 8.

Children in foster care experience frequent school changes which is linked to lower academic performance, higher rates of grade retention and absenteeism, and lower graduation rates. The Every  Student Succeeds Act of 2015 promotes school stability and success for foster youth by emphasizing dual-agency collaboration between education and child welfare partners to make decisions which best serve the foster care youth.

PA Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program: Region 8 serves Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, and Northampton counties and is administered by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.

What We Do

  • Ensure foster care children enroll, participate, and have the opportunity to succeed in school
  • Serve as a resource for the school district designated contact (foster care liaison) and the County Children and Youth point of contact
  • Encourage a cooperative and collaborative process for all parties involved and act as an intermediary for County Children and Youth and the school districts
  • Advocate when in the youth’s best interest as determined by the BID process, for immediate enrollment in the receiving school to avoid gaps in education
  • Provide professional development and technical assistance to our district foster care liaisons
  • Host meetings for our 5 counties on topics related to foster care