Stats, Facts & FAQs

  • What is the AIU?

    The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is a regional public education agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania's K-12 public education system. Our caring staff of educators, administrators and support staff provide specialized services to Allegheny County's suburban school districts as well as non-public, charter and vocational-technical schools. Our agency is a liaison with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and we proudly operate three special education schools, 10 family centers and about 130 programs for children, adults, and families. More information can be found in our 2024-2025 Services Guide.

    What are intermediate units?

    Intermediate units are regional educational service agencies.  Created by the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1970, they provide efficient, high-quality programs to K-12 public school districts and non-public/private schools. Intermediate units also serve as liaisons between school districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). There are 29 intermediate units in Pennsylvania.  

    Fast Facts* 

    • Headquarters: Homestead, Pennsylvania 
    • Executive Director: Dr. Robert Scherrer
    • Number of Employees: 1,188
    • Number of Unique Locations: 406
    • Annual Budget: About $190 million 
    • Number of Programs and Services: About 130
    • Number of School Districts Served: 42
    • Number of Students Attending AIU Districts: 112,435
    • Number of Teachers Served: 8,794
    • Family Centers Operated: 10
    • Schools for Exceptional Children: 3
    • Sources of Funding: Fees for service, grants from federal, state, county and private sources

      *As of January 2024

School Districts Served