Who We Are

  • At the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, we touch the lives of hundreds of children, families and educators every day. Three images of teachers and aides working with students

    The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is a regional public education agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania's 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. The AIU is one of 29 intermediate units across the state. A complete list of our programs and services can be found in the 2023-24 Services Guide.   

    Leadership & Governance

    AIU's 13-member Board of Directors is comprised of school board directors from Allegheny County's 42 suburban public school districts.  Board members are elected every year at the AIU's annual school directors' convention.

    The AIU's Executive Leadership Team consists of a group of executive employees who govern the daily activities of the agency and make recommendations to the AIU's Board of Directors. These actions follow the AIU's mission and vision statements, as well as the agency's strategic plan.