Allegheny Intermediate Unit
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) is a branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is the largest of the 29 intermediate units in Pennsylvania. It was created by the state’s General Assembly in 1971, and is headquartered in Homestead.
The AIU provides specialized education services to 42 suburban public school districts and five vocational and technical schools in Allegheny County. The agency, which has 2,000 employees at 721 sites throughout the county, also operates 11 family centers and three schools for exceptional children. Funded by federal, state, county and private grants, the AIU coordinates 130 programs designed to help infants, young children, students and adults.
- K–12 special education
- Staff and workforce development
- K–12 English language learning and teaching (ESL)
- Family and early childhood assistance
- Alternative education
- DART (Discovery, assessment, referral and tracking)
- Head Start
- Pre K Counts
- Even Start
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