Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 serves Westmoreland County to include seventeen school districts, Clairview School, WIU Crossroads School, and three Westmoreland County Career and Technology Centers, under the direct supervision of its board of directors and central administration.
What are Intermediate Units?
Intermediate units are regional educational service agencies created by the Pennsylvania State Legislature in 1970 to provide support to local school districts, to expand educational services and to provide cost savings to tax payers by eliminating service redundancy and taking advantage of economy of scale.
There are 29 intermediate units in the state of Pennsylvania; however, no two IUs are exactly alike. Each is uniquely shaped by the region it serves and the needs of its member school districts. Each IU performs a number of roles. Intermediate unit employees are simultaneously vendors, service providers, grant writers, financial and management specialists, researchers, advisors, advocates and facilitators.
Although, no two intermediate units are alike; each IU's programs and services fall into one of the following categories:
- Adult Education
- Cooperative Projects
- Curriculum Services
- Educational Technology
- Preschool Education
- School-Age Programs
- Statewide Programs
- Training & Development
* This information is provided by the:
Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units