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The Cornerstone - November 2019

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Leadership Connection - November 2019

As a District Leader, we realize that your time is valuable and you receive a lot of emails. Leadership Connection is GPAEA's way of streamlining the "need to know" information for the next two months. Check your inbox the first Friday of the month or bookmark for easy access.

Agency Updates
  • The Cornerstone - November 2019
    • GPAEA Districts Featured in PBIS Article
    • School Psychology Awareness Week – November 11-15, 2019
    • Ottumwa Director Dr. Lonna Anderson receives Friend of Math Award
    • Pedersen Named 2020 Iowa Superintendent of the Year
    • Ottumwa first-grader featured on Good Morning America
    • Substitute Authorization Courses Available in Albia & Burlington – January 2020
    • Professional Learning Courses Available – November 2019
    • Iowa Teacher Librarians Again Have Opportunity to Collaborate During Monthly Online Sessions
    • GPAEA Schools in the News – October/November 2019
Professional Learning/School Improvement/Special Education
  • Meeting the Requirements for Suicide Prevention Legislation
  • GPAEA's Professional Development Department Seeking Help from Participants
  • Reminder to Check TLC Fund Balances
External & State Partners
  • AEA System Superintendents Update - November 2019
  • AEA Learning Online
  • BoEE
  • DE - School Leader Update
  • Think Tank Session from UNI
Posts may be updated throughout the month, so remember to check back for further information. You may always contact your Regional Director as questions arise. 
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The Cornerstone - September 2019

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Open Board Positions

The Great Prairie Area Education Agency will be accepting Statement of Candidacy submissions for the election of five (5) AEA Board members in October 2019. The five Board positions open for election are: 

District 1: Central Lee, Harmony, Keokuk, & Van Buren
District 3: Keota, North Mahaska, Oskaloosa, Sigourney & Tri-County
District 4: Cardinal, Centerville, Davis County, Moulton-Udell, Seymour & portion of the Ottumwa School District 
District 5: A portion of the Ottumwa School District
District 8: A portion of the Burlington School District

School Board Members from these districts will choose the Great Prairie Area Education Agency representatives. Under Iowa law, anyone who is a resident and elector of the Director District indicated, may seek election to the AEA Board, except local school employees or members of the Community College Boards of Directors.

Persons interested in declaring candidacy must file a “Statement of Candidacy,” available at the school board offices in the corresponding Director Districts and the Great Prairie AEA Ottumwa or Burlington Offices. The deadline for filing a Statement of Candidacy with Jennifer Woodley, Public Relations Coordinator/Board Secretary of Great Prairie AEA is October 15, 2019.

Terms of office for these positions on the Board are for 4 years – December 2019 through December 2023. Meetings of the Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 North Main in Fairfield, Iowa.

Anyone desiring further information on the election may call Jennifer Woodley, Great Prairie AEA Public Relations Coordinator/Board Secretary, at 800-382-8970, Ext. 1232, write to Great Prairie AEA, 2814 North Court Street, Ottumwa, Iowa, 52501 or email
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