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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)
Passcode:  bucksiu

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

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Supporting Neglected and Delinquent Students (Title 1)

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The Bucks IU provides consultation and support to those Bucks County residential facilities that apply for Title I Neglected or Delinquent (Title I N&D) funding. This state funding creates supplemental supports that address at-risk students’ transition needs, successful return to school, or progress toward their general equivalency diploma (GED).

Currently, the Bucks IU supports nine facilities that individually create various supplemental programming including professional development, art therapy, music therapy, summer school experiences, technology, equine therapy, remedial reading, and math.

The Goals of Title I N&D Funds:

  • Improve the educational services for our youth so they have the opportunity to meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards
  • Provide students with services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment
  • Prevent youth who are at-risk from dropping out of school
  • Create and provide a support system to ensure and encourage the continued education of children and youth at-risk of dropping out of school, those who have dropped out, and those returning from correctional facilities

Partnership Consultation

The Bucks IU works individually with each facility to ensure grant compliance with supports including:

  • Institution narrative
  • Budget support
  • Assistance with the design of the supplemental services that will be offered as outlined through the "Needs Assessment"
  • Performance goals: design, collection, and reporting