About the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is part of Pennsylvania's public education system and is one of 29 Intermediate Units across the state.
Our organization provides specialized educational services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools. We employ approximately 1,500 educators at 420 sites and operate 11 family centers and three schools for exceptional children. We offer about 130 programs and services for infants, young children, students and adults. Our offerings are organized into six divisions:
Frequently Asked Questions and More Information
Do you have questions about the AIU? Our 2017-2018 Services Guide has a complete listing of programs offered by the AIU. Also, check out the AIU's 2016 Year in Review and our organization chart.
Contact us today. Click here for directions to the AIU's Central Office. Homestead's Waterfront development offers a variety of accommodations and venues for visitors from shopping to dining.
Leadership and Governance
The AIU's Board of Directors is comprised of 13 elected members selected from Allegheny County's 42 suburban public school districts. The Executive Leadership Team consists of a group of executive employees who govern the daily activities of the agency and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. These actions follow the AIU's mission and vision statements, as well as the strategic plan. In addition, the AIU Policy Manual provides guidelines that assists employees with every day decision making. The manual is continually updated to reflect the most current procedures.
The AIU's Board of Directors recognizes the need to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from bullying and harassment. The AIU prohibits any and all forms of bullying as it violates the basic right of students and staff to be in a safe, orderly learning environment. This policy promotes positive interpersonal relationships among all members of the AIU's community.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state laws. Any person who believes that s/he has been subjected to discrimination shall report all incidents of such conduct to Janet Breiding, Title VII/IX Compliance Officer, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120 (412) 394-5848.
Review policies Nondiscrimination: Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity: Nondiscrimination in Services for detailed information.
Nondiscrimination Policy - Nutrition Programs
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442, or
(3) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
AIU Strategic Plan 2017-2018 Services Guide2015-16 Year in Review