Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 will be purchasing new audio and video equipment thanks to a state grant. State legislators announced the $28,197 grant Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly established the Bucks IU as an educational service agency in 1971. It provides transportation and educational support to students, with a focus on students with disabilities and special needs.
State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) and State Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) made separate announcements. Press releases from their offices explain how the purchase of new equipment will help the students.
An IU’s member school districts can then borrow the equipment and place it within the homes of students who are recovering from an accident or medical procedure or are experiencing a serious or chronic illness. The equipment enables students to participate in daily educational activities with classmates and teachers in real-time.
“I want to thank the Department of Education for appreciating the effectiveness of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 and awarding a grant that will help students continue learning even when they are sidelined by illness or injury,” Thomas said. “This funding will be put to great use.”
“Pennsylvania has an obligation to deliver the best possible education to every child,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “With this equipment, teachers at Bucks County Intermediate Unit can better connect with students eager to learn and reach their full potential.”