• PENN DATA

     

    PennData is a count of special education students who have an IEP and are being served on December 1.Bucks County school districts submit their data to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit who reviews the data for errors and then submits it to PDE. Based on this information IDEA funding is provided. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290, or Nancy McKeown at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1517.

     

    CHILD ACCOUNTING

    Membership (attendance) is reported to each home district of the special education students we serve.Districts report this information to PDE to receive a basic education subsidy for these students. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290, or Nancy McKeown at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1517.

     

     

    Institutionalized Children's Programs/Institutions/Group Homes

    For students living in an institution or group home and being educated by the I.U., a District of Determination of Residence Form (PDE 4605) is sent to the home district of the student for acknowledgement. Some of the institutions and group home's are as follows: MCC Warwick House, Ridgecrest, Cambridge of Pt. Pleasant, Foundations, Pedi Manor.

    For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290, or Nancy McKeown at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1517.

     

     

    Partial Hospitalization Program

    There are students who attend the Partial Hospital Program at Foundations of Behavioral Health that the I.U. educates while they are admitted. An Acknowledgement Form is sent to the home district informing them of the educational services that are being provided to their student by the I.U. for one hour a day for partial hospitalization.

    A form is sent that is attached to the partial hospitalization letter asking for the home district's home bound rate for billing purposes. Districts are charged their home bound rate for the service provided.

    For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290, or Nancy McKeown at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1517.

     

     

    Juveniles Incarcerated/Detention Center

    Students who are at the Detention Center or Prison are educated by the I.U. School districts are required to take the student off their role when a student has entered either of these facilities. A District of Determination of Residence Form (PDE 4605) is sent to the home district of the student requesting their acknowledgement, and advising them to take the student off their role.

    For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell at (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290, or Shirley Stewart (215) 348-2940 ext. 1296.

     

     

    PIMS Reporting

     

    Pennsylvania Information Management System - PIMS

    For more information or if you have any questions, contact Charlotte Fennell (215) 348-2940 ext. 1290


    Project ACCESS

    The Bucks County I.U. has been participating in this program since 1992.  It is an avenue for school entities to receive additional federal funding through Medicaid dollars for medical/mental health-related special education services rendered by qualified staff to students enrolled in the PA Medical Assistance Program.

     

     

    Click here to see more in depth information on ProjectACCESS.