AEA Standard for Service – Iowa Code §281—72.4(1)
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency‘s (Agency) mission is to improve teaching and learning for all students through active partnerships and assertive leadership in a climate of mutual respect. In partnership with the schools and school districts served by the Agency, the Agency established three student learning goals (reading, mathematics, and science), in 2000, to address the needs of schools and school districts. These goals reflect a pledge to co-own the regional teaching and learning outcomes and the need to close the substantial achievement gaps among the low socioeconomic, minority, and special education subgroups.
The Agency’s programs include the following services aligned to the Agency’s goals and area education agency school & community planning standard for service:
- Provide public schools, accredited non-public schools, and school districts with assistance through an AEA collaborative partnership team to meet and/or exceed Iowa Code Chapter 12 comprehensive school improvement requirements and expectations.
- Provide school leaders with strategic planning opportunities and networks to establish shared direction, implementing actions to meet goals, and reporting progress toward goals.
- Facilitate the development of common strategic planning and collaboration to continually improve teaching and learning supports among community agencies such as Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Quad City Chamber of Commerce, regional empowerment boards, St. Ambrose University Advisory Board, United Way, and Vera French Mental Health Center.