Our Mission: CAIU provides innovative support and services in partnership with schools, families, and communities to build capacity and model courageous leadership to help them be great. #BeGreat

Our Vision: Recognized as a trusted and influential partner in achieving life-changing outcomes in the Capital Area. #ChangingLives


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The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) is one of 29 regional educational service agencies in Pennsylvania. We serve Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and northern York counties in south central PA. We focus our efforts on our 24 member school districts, 2 area vocational technical schools, over 50 non-public schools, several charter schools, and cyber charter schools. In addition, we operate Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA). We also work very closely with our partners in higher education.

Several statewide projects are administered by the CAIU, including PA Initiative for Instructional Coaching, Math Design Collaborative (MDC), and Comprehensive Planning.

We currently employ about 600 persons who work on one of our teams: Administrative Services, Educational Services, Business, Human Resources and Communications Services, Student Services, and Technology Services.