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A Mission to Serve
Central Rivers AEA supports educators, parents, and the communities we serve as we work together toward one ultimate goal: to improve student learning.
We provide support in the areas of quality classroom materials, curriculum planning, best practices in teaching and learning, safe and caring learning environment, appropriate educational opportunities for all learners, technology planning, professional learning, assessment, special education, leadership development, and more.
What is an AEA?
Our agency is one of nine Area Education Agencies in Iowa created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. Support to local schools is provided in three, tightly integrated areas: Educational Services, Information & Technology and Special Education.
Area Education Agencies are funded from federal-aid and state-aid payments; legislatively controlled property tax; federal, state and private grants; and tuition for classes. A nine-member board of directors is elected by local school boards to govern budget decisions. In addition to the main office in Cedar Falls, the agency also has main offices in Marshalltown and Clear Lake.