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In 1971, the Pennsylvania General Assembly established intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania to operate as regional educational service agencies to provide cost-effective, management-efficient programs to Pennsylvania school districts, reducing 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 including: 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
The regions the 29 intermediate units serve are as follows:
The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit  #7 serves Westmoreland County, including seventeen (17) school districts, three Career and Technology Centers, and Clairview School, under the direct supervision of its board of directors and central administration.  Services the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit offer to school districts include: Curriculum, Executive, Financial, Technology & Infrastructure, and Student.  
 
The Comprehensive Plan for 2019-2022 can be found here.

The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit does not 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. Information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures or inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to the Human Resources Administrator, Title IX Coordinator, at the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 (724-219-2339).