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What is the DCIU

  • The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is a regional education services agency whose mission is to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of Delaware County. 

    DCIU serves more than 69,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 individuals, from birth through adulthood, in DCIU’s Student Services, Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, and other specialized programs.

    DCIU is one of Pennsylvania’s 29 regional educational agencies. Established in 1970 by the State Legislature, IUs were charged with providing services in seven areas: curriculum development and instructional improvement; educational planning services; instructional materials services (technology); continuing professional development; pupil personnel services; management services; and state and federal agency liaison services. Over the years, DCIU grew to meet Delaware County’s needs by providing these and other services best offered on a regional basis, such as special education, technical education, services to nonpublic schools, professional development, and technology support.

    Today, after more than 50 years in the business of serving the needs of Delaware County, DCIU has grown to provide more than $135 million worth of services through the management of 60 programs.