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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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Tender Bridges

Mother waving at her children as they wave back from in front of the school's doors

Tender Bridges opens effective dialogue, and provides education and resources as a means of supporting successful growth and transitioning for pre-K through first grade students in Bucks County. Working with staff and administrators in public and private education, higher education, local and state agencies, along with child care and preschools, Tender Bridges helps ensure students a smooth evolution through their early childhood education. Utilizing a coordinated continuum of high quality programs, personnel are provided collaboratively planned trainings, the sharing of mutually important resources, and access to dialogues about children and program content appropriate to their grade levels and advancement.

The goals and objectives of Tender Bridges are to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities and resources
  • Support and build local efforts to bring pre-K through first grade staff together to support curriculum design and development, family involvement, and successful student transitions
  • Expand the dialogue and communications between pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade programs and staff of all Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

The Tender Bridges Advisory Council supports a fluid focus, adaptable to addressing new/current issues as well as topics brought forth by interested parties, issues that arise due to changes in education regulations or requirements, and the investigation of innovative new concepts.