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2022-23 Central Rivers AEA annual employee policies and informational items now available

Our agency’s annual review of mandatory policies and procedural items are now available! For viewing, please visit the document as there are important updates to read. A few examples include: Agency Operations (such as our vision, values, equity updates, etc.) … Continue reading

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Help us fill area food pantries this holiday season

In Iowa, more than 300,000 Iowans experience food insecurity at any given time. Food insecurity happens in every town, every community and in every school! Low-income and fixed-income families do not have the money needed to spend on nutritious food … Continue reading

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Coffee with the Chief

Plan now to join the Chief Administrator, Sam Miller, on Friday, November 18, at 8 am for a virtual update on agency events and current trends in K-12 education. This is a great opportunity to get any questions or concerns … Continue reading

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Everyday Inclusion DEI app now available for all Central Rivers AEA staff

The Everyday Inclusion App delivers diversity, equity and inclusion solutions that support inclusive values, create daily behavior change and embed inclusion in culture in a digital and scalable format on your cell phone. The app is available for all Central … Continue reading

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Interested in engaging in courageous conversations?

Join us from 11-11:30 am on November 28 for the first Courageous Conversations meeting. Courageous Conversations will be a space, either virtual or in person, for staff to gather for 30 minutes to have guided conversations, ask questions and learn … Continue reading

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What’s the latest with the equity committee?

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging page is available on the staff website and provides various resources for all staff to create awareness, educate and reinforce policies that support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. As a reminder from what was … Continue reading

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Chief Administrator search update

The Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors’ search for a new Chief Administrator continues with the recruitment effort led by the executive search firm GR Recruiting. The application period closes on November 7. Other important dates to note in the … Continue reading

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What’s new in the Central Rivers AEA On-Demand system?

What do you want to learn today? Check out the latest on-demand learning pieces by our Central Rivers AEA experts! Four SEL Approaches – Rusti Sparks, Special Education Consultant There are A LOT of SEL resources out there- just do … Continue reading

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Professional Learning course proposal reminders

Our professional learning team is here to help! As you create your courses and sections, keep in mind we appreciate them being submitted at least three weeks in advance. Here are some tips: Course Hours: The course hours do not … Continue reading

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Central Rivers AEA Business Office welcomes Kevin Klobassa

We are delighted to announce Central Rivers AEA Business Office’s newest team member, Kevin Klobassa. Kevin joined our team on October 26 as our Benefits Specialist/Business Office Support, due to Betty Hesseling’s recent retirement. He will be based out of … Continue reading

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What’s new with INspired Leadership?

What are your top three? In this month of November, it may be an opportune time to start a new habit of gratitude. One simple idea is to track the top three things you are grateful for each day. Starting … Continue reading

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Remember to change your voicemail/email message for the holiday breaks

Don’t forget to change your voicemail greeting and schedule an “away” message to your email during both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks so that callers and/or e-mailers will know when they can expect to hear from you. All Central … Continue reading

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Register for weather notifications

With winter almost here, be sure you are signed up to receive Central Rivers AEA weather alerts via text, call or email regarding office closings or professional learning cancellations. *If you are already signed up, you do not have to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our staff with 25, 30 and 35 years of service!

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Sign up for your preventative dental care appointment today!

Dental care is an important part of your overall health and wellness routine. A regular dental exam can identify early signs of diseases and chronic health conditions before they become more serious and harder to treat. Here are some reminders … Continue reading

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