BLaST 2019-2020 Fast Facts
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Created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1971, BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 is an educational service agency meeting the needs of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties.  Serving 19 public schools, two career centers and 12 non-public schools, BLaST’s vision is to transform lives and communities through educational services. These services are organized into four major divisions: Student Services, Educational Planning, Technology, and Management Services. In partnership with Educational Staffing Solutions (ESS), BLaST employs approximately 339 staff with a majority of staff working in the division of Student Services providing early intervention and school-age special education services. ​

Vision and Mission

BLaST’s vision is to transform lives and communities through educational services. In order to achieve this vision, BLaST’s everyday mission is to provide, create, and facilitate high quality educational solutions.

Core Values

We strive to practice our core values everyday in our decision making, service delivery and relationships with all of our stakeholders.

Integrity
Doing what is right by choosing courage over comfort and practicing values rather than professing them.​

Respect
Valuing ourselves and each other while acting with courage, consideration, and empathy.

Communication
Committing to and practicing honest and open communication.
Safety
Integrating physical, social, and emotional safety through our thoughts, words, and actions.

IU17 School Districts Served

  • Athens
  • Canton
  • East Lycoming
  • Jersey Shore
  • Loyalsock Township
  • Montgomery
  • Montoursville
  • Muncy
  • Northeast Bradford
  • Northern Tioga
  • Sayre
  • South Williamsport
  • Southern Tioga
  • Sullivan County
  • Towanda
  • Troy
  • Wellsboro
  • Williamsport
  • Wyalusing