Who We Are

  • The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 serves as the coordinating agency that brings together diverse school districts, career and technical schools, businesses, and community groups.

    It is the job of the CLIU to facilitate inter-district cooperation, provide educational and administrative services to schools, and function as a link between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and local school districts.

    What is an Intermediate Unit?
    An Intermediate Unit is an educational service agency that works with schools in a specified region to provide a variety of services, from special programs for students to recruiting for human resources departments as needed. Intermediate Units (IU) serve as a liaison between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the school district.

    What is Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21's footprint?
    Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21's (CLIU) footprint extends from Lehigh County to Carbon County. Each of Pennsylvania's 29 Intermediate Units serve different counties. Certain services are provided outside of our footprint. Find an IU here.

    Do Intermediate Units only serve school districts?
    Intermediate Units provide a wide variety of services (besides educational ones) to places like hospitals, clinics, TV stations and colleges.  Intermediate Units also serve non-public schools and offer Early Intervention services in area childcare centers.

    Do families pay for services?
    Families receive educational services for eligible students at no cost.

    How does the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 help families in need?
    The CLIU endorses the Carbon Lehigh Special Needs Children's Foundation. Charitable contributions are often made to this foundation through special events like the annual golf tournament. Learn more about CLSNCF here.

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