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. 

Ƶ Board Meeting Dates

The Ƶ 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:

Ƶ Board Meeting Dates 2024

  • January 10, 2024

    February 14, 2024

    March 6, 2024* (1st Wednesday of the Month)

    April 10, 2024

    May 8, 2024

    June 12, 2024

    August 8, 2024* (4:30pm Thursday) (Joint meeting with Kirkwood CC Trustees at KCC @ 5:30pm)

    September 11, 2024

    October 9, 2024

    November 13, 2024

    December 11, 2024 (Annual Meeting)

Learn More Ƶ GWAEA

One of Iowa's Nine AEAs

Ƶ is one of the nine AEAs that comprise . 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 .

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. Ƶ 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. 

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: