This 20-by-5-foot mosaic mural was created by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin with the help of more than 700 middle school students in 42 different school districts in Allegheny County. It is on display at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit building in the Wat
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit provides specialized education services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban public school districts
, five career and technical schools
, three special education schools
and its many private and parochial schools
.It also serves as a liaison to the state Department of Education.
The agency employs more than 1,800 employees at 436 sites. With nearly 140 programs for infants, young children, students, and adults, the AIU receives funding through federal, state, county and private grants.The AIU's board of directors is comprised of 13 elected members selected from Allegheny County's 42 suburban public school districts. The Executive Leadership Team consists of a group of executive employees who govern the daily activities of the agency and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
The AIU's annual report may be found here