In response to continued school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal of BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 is to provide continued educational opportunities that are in alignment with the continuity of education option selected by each student’s home school district.

The BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 professional staff will be asked to provide students in IU operated school age classroom programs with access to enrichment and review activities and/or develop planned courses of instruction through a variety of platforms dependent upon the student populations being served and the home district’s continuity of education plan.  Some of these platforms include ZOOM, EQUIP, Class Dojo, and Google Classrooms that align with the information in this plan.

This continuity of education plan was developed in alignment to guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the continuity of education plans provided by our nineteen constituent school districts.  This plan provides an overview of the continuity of education plan that will be provided by BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 in its school age classrooms, center-based programs, and eligible children receiving special education supports and services in the BLaST Intermediate Unit Early Intervention Program. As staff encounter questions unique to each instructional situation, they are to contact their respective BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 program supervisor for guidance and support.

To learn more about the BLaST IU 17 Continuity of Education Plan, CLICK HERE.