The Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, which serves a number of area schools, has received full accreditation from the Iowa State Board of Education.
The accredited status indicates that the agency has met all requirements for services designated by Chapter 72 of the Iowa Administrative Code. During the accreditation process, each of Iowa’s nine Area Education Agencies undergoes an intensive review of services designated to ensure that the agencies are meeting all requirements. The process includes interviews with school personnel, as well as agency staff members. All nine AEA’s have full accreditation status.
Prairie Lakes AEA serves almost 34-thousand students in pre-k through 12th grade. In addition, over 25-hundred educators in 38 public school districts and 11 accredited non-public schools rely on Prairie Lakes AEA for services in special education, school technology, media, and instruction/curriculum support. The agency’s service area includes Buena Vista and 13 other counties.