A Mission to Serve

Area Education Agency 267 supports educators, parents, and the communities we serve as we work together toward one ultimate goal--to improve student learning.

Area Education Agency 267 provides support in the areas of quality instructional materials, curriculum planning, best practices in teaching and learning, safe and caring learning environment, appropriate educational opportunities for all learners, technology planning, professional learning, assessment, special education, leadership development, and more.

What is an AEA?

Area Education Agency 267 is one of nine Area Education Agencies created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. Support to local schools is provided in three areas: Educational Services, Information & Technology and Special Education.

Area Education Agencies are funded from federal-aid and state-aid payments; legislatively controlled property tax; federal, state and private grants; and tuition for classes. A nine-member board of directors is elected by local school boards to govern budget decisions. The chief administrator handles the daily operation of the agency's divisions, each of which is headed by a director. In addition to the main office in Cedar Falls, the agency also has main offices in Marshalltown and Clear Lake.

Who does AEA 267 Serve?

We serve over 66,000 students including 53 public school districts and 18 non-public school districts. In addition, nearly 5,000 educators rely on AEA 267 for services in special education, school technology, media and instructional/curriculum support. The agency's service area reaches 18 counties and nearly 9,000 square miles.