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