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
created in 1970 by the Pennsylvania State General Assembly. We provide specialized educational services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools.
Located just a few miles from the city of Pittsburgh in the scenic Waterfront commercial development in Homestead, Pennsylvania, the AIU employs more than 1,800 employees at 436 sites and operates 10 family centers and three schools for exceptional children. With nearly 140 programs for infants, young children, students, and adults, the AIU receives funding through federal, state, county, and private grants.
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.
Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan
As part of multiple efforts to continually improve its programs and services, the AIU embarked on a strategic planning process in March 2010. During this process, the AIU defined new mission and vision statements, as well as a strategic plan. Feedback committees of internal and external stakeholders were engaged through electronic surveys, focus groups, individual interviews, and through objective development teams. The strategic plan was approved by the AIU board in early 2011 and is currently being implemented and fulfilled.
The AIU’s year in review is designed to highlight the impact that the AIU has on education throughout the region. This publication contains a budget report as well as information about many of the AIU’s 140 programs and services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about the AIU? View our Frequently Asked Questions section. View the Who to Call brochure, a contact guide for AIU Programs and Services.
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 Title 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 statute. Any person who believes that s/he has been subjected to discrimination shall report all incidents of such conduct to Patricia Connolly, Title VII/IX Compliance Officer, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120, 412-394-5951 or Director of Human Resources, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120, 412-394-5957.
Review policies Nondiscrimination: Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity: Nondiscrimination in Services for detailed information.
Visiting the AIU's Central Office
The AIU Central Office in Homestead hosts a variety of meetings and conferences each month. Accommodations and directions to the AIU are available for those visiting our office. The Waterfront development offers a variety of venues for visitors from shopping to dining.