Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5

Cause Area

  • Education & Literacy


252 Waterford StreetEdinboro, PA 16412 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

IU5 provides excellence, equity, and opportunities. Creating future-ready, self-empowered individuals and families for lifelong learning. Learning is a partnership among schools, families, and communities. All students can learn. Diversity must be recognized and valued. Our school districts' needs and PDE directives shape our IU and its work. Change is inevitable. Transparency in operations is paramount. Learning is a life-long process. We value: Equity, Opportunity, and Self-empowerment.


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.


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