Act 102, passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor creating 29 intermediate units in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, became effective July 1, 1971. Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is a regional educational service agency meeting the needs of the public and nonpublic schools, personnel and students in Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties. As a service agency, the Intermediate Unit has no direct line authority over local schools.
In addition to providing requested services, the Intermediate Unit implements programs and services mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the General Assembly, the United States Department of Education and the United States Congress.
An Intermediate Superintendents’ Advisory Council (SAC) composed of the nine district superintendents meets monthly with the Executive Director and staff to discuss programs and services to the school districts.
The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is governed by the nine members of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors, each of whom serves a three year term. The nine board members represent the nine school districts and are members of their local school board. The Executive Director is elected by the Board of Directors to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Intermediate Unit.
The Intermediate Unit board, administration and staff are proud of the services they provide, and they welcome inquiries from the community and recipients of services.