In 1970, the Pennsylvania State General Assembly created 29 intermediate units across the state of Pennsylvania. Organized as a not-for-profit branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) is the largest of these agencies. The mission of the AIU is to provide educational options and opportunities that maximize achievement for all learners.
The AIU provides specialized educational services to Allegheny County’s 42 suburban school districts and 5 vocational/technical schools, serving approximately 9,900 teachers, more than 120,000 students and 5,000 preschoolers. To support its nearly 130 programs for infants, young children, students, and adults, the AIU receives funding through federal, state, county, and private grants.