Governance

Access Board Book and Agency Procedures

Materials to support the monthly agency’s Board of Directors’ meetings are publicly available, as are the agency’s procedures. Access information about the Board and agency procedures through our Simbli site.


Grant Wood AEA Board Meeting Dates

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 with exceptions denoted below:

Grant Wood AEA Board Meeting Dates 2021




January 13, 2021
February 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
April 14, 2021
May 12, 2021
June 9, 2021
August 12, 2021* (Thursday) (Joint meeting with Kirkwood CC Trustees at KCC)
September 8, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021 (Organizational Meeting)  


Learn More About GWAEA

One of Iowa’s Nine AEAs

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.

More Information about the 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: