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District Services

Helping School Districts Succeed

The Berks County Intermediate Unit exists to ensure the success of our school districts, and the BCIU offers a range of services to aid school districts in Berks County and across the Commonwealth.

BCIU programs address district needs in technology, tax preparation and billing, student achievement, transportation, and more. 

eTaxTrax

Tax Billing

The BCIU has provided a full complement of tax billing services to school districts, county offices, and townships/municipalities in and outside Berks County for more than 25 years. Our software, eTaxTrax®, allows district personnel and tax collectors alike to manage taxpayer and property information throughout the tax year, from tax calculation to bill generation and printing, as well as tax collection and tracking, including the handoff to delinquent collections.

BCIU’s tax team, comprising tax support specialists, systems analysts, and Web developers, brings a wealth of technical expertise and years of tax experience to the table. We are constantly improving the software to meet our users’ needs.  Team members are available to support clients throughout the working day by e-mail or by phone.

Administrator Searches

The BCIU Executive Director’s Office is available to facilitate superintendent search services or administrator searches from start to finish. Our philosophy is to support school boards / administrative teams in securing a successful applicant to best serve the district and community at large. 

The BCIU will complete the task of managing the entire administrative procedure by implementing a “5 Phase” process that is customized for each client to ensure a comprehensive search is conducted. 

Transportation

The Berks County Intermediate Unit provides pupil transportation services in keeping with its state charter to lend support and assistance to Pennsylvania schools.

The BCIU Transportation Department transports regular education students for the following school districts and educational entities:

  • Antietam School District
  • Berks County Head Start Program
  • Muhlenberg School District
  • Reading School District
  • Tulpehocken Area School District

Print Services Center

Looking to keep costs down while producing eye-catching, professional, and targeted print and promotional pieces? The BCIU Print Services Center provides professional printing services for any size job in color or black+white at a price that beats the cost of taking your printing needs to a local printing company or office supply store.

Save Time and Money

The BCIU Print Services Center can free up hours of your time and provide peace of mind: projects done professionally and within your budget.

Free Delivery for Berks County School Districts

Send your files electronically and we will have the completed work delivered to your school’s location at no extra charge via the Inter-District Courier Service.

Room Rentals

The BCIU offers business-ready meeting space at its Main Office building (1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading, PA 19605). The customizable, comfortably appointed meeting environments feature:

  • A Safe and Convenient Location
  • Affordable, Professional Setting
  • Free Parking
  • On-Site Food Services
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Videoconferencing Capability
  • Audio-Visual and Computer Technical Support

Technology Services

Network Services

The BCIU manages a Regional Wide Area Network (RWAN). This network connects the BCIU, 16 of 18 Berks county public school districts, and the two career and technology centers.

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Infinite Campus

The BCIU is the Infinite Campus Educational Services Agency Partner in Pennsylvania, providing exceptional support, training and technical services for Infinite Campus.

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K-12 Financial Management

Through the BCIU, districts can utilize eFinancePLUS® tools for business and financial management with direct support from knowledgeable members of the BCIU technology team.

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K-12 Student Management

Member districts can utilize eSchoolPLUS tools to manage their student information with direct support from knowledgeable members of the BCIU technology team. 

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K-12 Special Education Case Management

Member districts can utilize IEPPlus tools to manage their student information with direct support from knowledgeable members of the BCIU technology team.

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Joint Purchasing

The Berks County Intermediate Unit coordinates and maintains the bids for the Berks County Joint Purchasing Board consortium, which comprises 18 school districts, two career and technology centers, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit. The board works together to determine each year’s bids and bid specifications.

More Services for School Districts

Comprehensive Planning

Through consultation and training services, Berks County Intermediate Unit supports districts and schools in the comprehensive planning process.

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Federal Programs

The BCIU offers services for federal program coordinators for school districts, including training and networking groups.

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Grant Writing

The BCIU’s Office of Professional Development and Curriculum offers grant writing services to the school districts.

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Student Achievement

The BCIU supports the academic success of all students by supporting the Pennsylvania Core Standards, Standards Aligned Systems, and other programs supporting student achievement.

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Student Behavior

SWEBS:  School Wide Effective Behavior Support is a proactive approach to discipline that promotes appropriate student behavior and increased learning.

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