Governance

Learn more about Iowa's AEA system, and the board and governance of Grant Wood Area Education Agency.

Meet the Grant Wood Area Education Agency Board of Directors

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Director District 1
Marilyn Wirtz

Joined 2009; Term 2017

917 Fairway Lane SE
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-1379

All of Solon CSD, Coralville 2, 3, 7, Iowa City 1, 6, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, North Liberty 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and the portions of Newport, Penn and Scott Precincts within Iowa City CSD.


Director District 2
Pamela Jacobs

Joined 2009; Term 2017

13382 County Home Rd. E23
Monticello, IA 52310
515-975-0071

All of Alburnett CSD, Anamosa CSD, Central City CSD, Lisbon CSD, Monticello CSD, Midland CSD, North Cedar CSD, North-Linn CSD, Olin Co., Tipton CSD, and West Branch CSD.


Director District 3
Dr. Lynne Cannon

Vice-President
Joined 1980; Term 2019

920 Highwood St.
Iowa City, IA 52246
319-338-4437

Coralville 1, 4, and 5, Iowa City 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, and University Heights Precinct within
Iowa City CSD.


Director District 4
Sue Gates

Joined 2003; Term 2017

1206 8th Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349-1058
319-472-2783

All of H-L-V CSD, Iowa Valley CSD, Belle Plaine CSD, Benton CSD, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD, Clear Creek Amana CSD and Center Point-Urbana CSD and Fayette Precinct within Cedar Rapids CSD.


Director District 5
Marlene L. Hill

Joined 2002; Term 2019

4525 Willowbrook Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-6728
319-393-6485

Cedar Rapids 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 33, 34, Fayette, Hiawatha 2, 3, and 4, Monroe 1, Monroe 2, and Robins Precincts within Cedar Rapids CSD.


Director District 6
Vacant


All of English Valleys CSD, Williamsburg CSD, Mid-Prairie CSD, Washington CSD, Highland CSD, and Lone Tree CSDs, and Iowa City 10, 12, 15, Liberty Pleasant Valley, Sharon, Union, and Wes Lucas Precincts within the Iowa City CSD.


Director District 7
James C. Green

President
Joined 1995; Term 2019

377 Cambridge Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-377-4073

All of Linn-Mar CSD, Springville CSD, and Mount Vernon CSD and CR 7 and CR 8 within the Cedar Rapids CSD.


Director District 8
Randy Bauer

Joined 2013; Term 2017

305 F Ave. W
Walford, IA 52351
319-846-3374

Cedar Rapids 20, 29, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44, and Big Grove, Clinton, Benton/Norway, Jefferson East, Jefferson West, and Walford Precincts within Cedar Rapids CSD and all of College Community CSD.


Director District 9
Mary Meisterling

Joined 2005; Term 2019

4376 Pioneer Trl SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
319-365-3545

All of Marion Independent and Cedar Rapids 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36, 37 Precincts and the portions of Marion 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, and 11 within Cedar Rapids CSD.


One of the nine AEAs in the Iowa AEA System

Grant Wood AEA is one of the nine AEAs that comprise the Iowa Area Education Agency system. GWAEA and the other AEAs are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education (DE), and are required to meet a series of performance standards as part of this accreditation. Every five years their performance is measured against these standards by the DE. Learn more about the programs and services under which AEAs are accredited.

Funding for the AEAs

Unlike local school districts, the AEA system has no taxing authority. The agency is funded by a per-pupil assessment designated by the Legislature, by federal funds, various grants, and sale of services. Grant Wood AEA invests approximately 75 percent of its funding in serving children with disabilities. The remainder of the agency’s budget provides a variety of educational and media/technology services to schools and communities. Learn more about how the AEA system is funded.

GWAEA Board of Directors

A nine-member Board of Directors elected by area school boards governs Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Board members represent designated segments of the agency’s service area called director districts. They are elected for four-year rotating terms by the school district board members in their director districts. The Grant Wood AEA Board of Director meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Grant Wood Room of the Sixth St. Facility in Cedar Rapids.

2016-17 Board Meeting Dates include:

October 12, 2016
Annual Meeting
November 10, 2016* (Thursday)
Joint Meeting with Kirkwood CC
December 14, 2016
January 11, 2017
February 15, 2017* (3rd Wednesday)
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017
July 26, 2017
September 13, 2017
October 5, 2017
Annual Organizational Meeting
October 5, 2017
Joint Board Meeting/Metro K'12's, GWAEA & KCC


GWAEA Annual Progress Reports

Grant Wood AEA Annual Progress Report, 2014-15 is in progress.
Grant Wood AEA Annual Progress Report, 2013-2014
Grant Wood AEA Annual Progress Report, 2012
Grant Wood AEA Annual Progress Report, 2011