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GPAEA Offices Closed March 16-20

All GPAEA Offices are closed this week, March 16-20, 2020.

Our agency is currently closed in response to public health recommendations related to COVID-19. This also means that any classes or workshops scheduled in these offices are canceled.

We know these are unprecedented times and appreciate everyone's efforts to support our GPAEA schools, families, and each other.

GPAEA Staff please continue to monitor your email for further updates.

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CANCELED: 3/17 Parent Cafe: Filling Our Pots With Gold

The Parent Cafe: Filling Our Pots With Gold scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 has been canceled. At the end of March, the planning committee will review the situation to determine if / when the next Parent Cafe will be  scheduled. Contact Jill Lane,, with questions.

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CANCELED: 3/30-31 Battle of the Books

GPAEA's Battle of the Books for Elementary & Middle School Students scheduled in Fairfield on March 30 & 31 has been canceled. Please contact Jane Frizzell,, with any questions.

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Notice of Open Meeting: Certified Bargaining Session (Board of Directors Opening Proposal)

Notice of Public Meeting


DATE: February 18, 2020


FROM: Jennifer Woodley, Public Relations Coordinator Great Prairie AEA


RE: Certified Bargaining Session (Board of Directors Opening Proposal)


Please be advised that the initial bargaining session between the Great Prairie Education Association and the Great Prairie Area Education Agency Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 4:30 PM in the Great Prairie AEA Conference Room, 2000 West Jackson, Fairfield, IA. The Board of Directors will present their opening proposal. Presentation will be open to the public.


For additional information, please contact:


Greg Manske, Human Resources Director

Great Prairie AEA

319-753-6561 Ext. 1217


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The Albia, Fairfield & Ottumwa Offices are closed today, Thursday, February 13. This also means that any classes or workshops scheduled in these offices for today are canceled.

The GPAEA Burlington Office remains on a 2 (two)-hour delay and will open at 10 AM.

Courses/events canceled for today, 2/13: Intervention Systems Training, Digital Planetarium Class, OCSD TLC Committee

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The Cornerstone - February 2020

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