About the CSIU

CSIU Region

The CSIU's primary service area consists of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties in central Pennsylvania. It also includes...

  • 17 school districts
  • 3 career and technical centers
  • 69 nonpublic schools
  • 36,945 public and nonpublic school students and
  • 3,905 district instructional, administrative and support staff

CSIU Clients

  • Educational programs for CSIU-region schools and communities
  • Educational programs and technical assistance to schools statewide through contracts with state agencies
  • Continuing education classes for CSIU-region businesses and non-profit organizations

CSIU Service Areas

  • Administrative Services
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Marketplace Services
CSIU Funding
  • State and federal grants
  • State contracts
  • Service contracts

2016-17 Total CSIU Budgets: $77.8 million

  • General Operating Budget: $1,073,846
    Approved by CSIU board and constituent boards
  • Programs and Services Budget: $76.7 million
    Approved by CSIU board

CSIU Governance

  • Marketplace Philosophy - clients determine program participation
  • 17-member Board of Directors - approves operations; comprised of representatives from constituent district boards of directors
  • Superintendents' Advisory Council - advises on programs and services


CSIU Mission Statement

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit...
BUILDS partnerships with schools and communities
SERVES established and emerging constituencies
INSPIRES individuals and organizations to reach their highest potential
ENCOURAGES teamwork, cooperation and diversity
STRIVES for innovation and excellence
...to create the future.

The "mission statement" above and the beliefs listed below were developed by a committee of CSIU staff, board members and district superintendents over several months of strategic planning during 1994-95. The CSIU board adopted the mission statement and the beliefs, goals and strategies in February 1995.


Beliefs of the CSIU

We believe that . . .

  • Children are first and are the future.
  • Lifelong learning is vital.
  • Every individual has unique talents, perspectives and contributions.
  • Diverse staff, clients and programs build strength.
  • Teamwork and partnerships are essential.
  • Effective, open communication and mutual respect foster trust.
  • Innovative, responsive, cost-effective and client-centered services are paramount.

For more information on programs and services, contact the CSIU:
Phone: (570) 523-1155 Fax: (570) 524-7104
Address: 90 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA 17847