Monthly Archives: September 2020

Catch the Wave! Introducing the 2020-21 wellness program

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. It is a process of achieving a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our staff with 35 and 45 years of service!

Please join us in recognizing staff for their many years of service to children, families and educators. Staff members receiving recognition this month include those who have reached the major milestone of 45 and 35 years of service!

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What is Contact Manager and how can I use it to target email communication?

Contact Manager is a tool created to allow staff to send email messages for targeted groups of educators. The system uses data collected and housed in the Central Rivers AEA Lending Library system (Medianet). This is a great tool for … Continue reading

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The Stream? The Channel? Which one should I read?

A few years ago, the agency unveiled a new blog called The Stream targeted specifically to region staff. The Stream is published on an as-needed basis by Regional Administrators and strives to provide news and information that staff out in … Continue reading

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Social Security Payroll Tax – deferred or forgiven?

Beginning September 1st, employers are given the option of implementing an executive order, issued by President Trump, that would defer the tax (6.2%) employees pay toward Social Security through December 31st.  As of this writing, this is only a deferral … Continue reading

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2020-21 Educational Directory available online

The Educational Directory for 2020-21 has been updated and can be viewed on the agency website under the About section. In addition, a downloadable pdf of the directory can be found on the resources page of the staff website. If … Continue reading

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Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk

Join thousands of other Iowans statewide and support Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative by getting out and walking on October 7, 2020, for 30 minutes. Iowa’s 10th Annual Walk serves as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October, celebrating … Continue reading

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