Programs and Services
Programs and Services are determined by state and federal mandates as well as by local district needs. The Advisory process facilitates a two-way exchange of information between the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and its customers to assure these needs are being met. Each year the process is refined to serve our local schools and our employees even more effectively.
External Audiences: LEA Boards
Each year, the chief Administrator and Division Directors meet with the Boards of Education in one-fourth of our local school districts. At these advisory meetings, information is presented about current programs and services provided by the Area Education Agency, and future needs of the district are discussed.
Superintendents Advisory Committee
The Chief Administrator and Division Directors of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency meet with all superintendents at the monthly Area Nine Superintendents' Organization meeting. Additionally, the Chief Administrator meets each month with a standing committee of five Superintendents elected by their peers to represent them.
Each year, the Chief Administrator and Division Directors meet with the Administrative Cabinets in one-fourth of our local school districts to discuss current programs and services, as well as future needs of the district.
The Chief Administrator and Division Directors meet annually with teacher representatives in each of the four service area. Teachers are selected by their peers.
A team from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency meets each year with a team of local district staff in one-half of our districts to determine satisfaction with programming in each of the six core service area, as well as other programs and services provided by the Area Education Agency.
Internal Audiences: Administrators
The Chief Administrator attends one of the division cabinet meetings held during the months of October, January, and April in each of the Agency's major divisions to interact directly with the administrative staff.
Certified and Classified Staff
The Chief Administrator attends one of the regularly scheduled Department or Service Area all-staff meetings.
Is one of the fifteen intermediate service agencies created by the 1974 Iowa Legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students.