Act 89 is a state-funded program that provides a variety of services to the non-public schools of Berks County. Services include remedial instruction and psychological services.
Public school districts are required to provide Title I services to students attending non-public schools within their district who have been identified as eligible to receive the services.
As a service to the districts, the BCIU provides those Title I services to the non-public students as a third-party contractor. BCIU teachers provide small-group instruction, using appropriate-level texts and research-based best practices to target students’ phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency deficiencies.
A consortium administered by the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit (IU29, located in Mar Lin) coordinates Title II, Part A Eisenhower funding for non-public schools. Private schools must use the monies for the training and upgrading of faculty skills in mathematics and science.