About IU5

Welcome to the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 Web site! As a regional educational service agency, IU5 provides cost-effective programs and services for the 17 public school districts and nonpublic schools in Crawford, Erie, and Warren counties, located in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 is one of 29 intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania, which were created in 1971 to provide services to school districts in ways that create cost savings and efficiencies in the delivery of services and programs for students and staff. IU5 plays an important role in providing substantial support services to the administrators, teachers, families and students in the 17 tri-county school districts that comprise IU5.

Our staff of over 400 provides services to 4,557 educators and a student population of 62,512. IU5's service areas - Early Intervention/Mental Health Services, Financial Services, School Improvement Services, Special Education Services, and Innovative Technology Solutions are highlighted on our Web pages.

The Intermediate Unit's website will introduce you to our many services which continuously improve the quality of programs available to students.

Dr. Dean Maynard, Executive Director

It is the policy of the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, or non-job related disability (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), in the admission or access to, or in the provision of services, programs, or employment in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1604 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. For information relevant to this policy statement, contact Dr. Dean Maynard, 504 Coordinator and ADA Coordinator, or Brad Whitman, Title IX Coordinator.