Agency Accountability

Central Rivers AEA is a public agency and takes that role seriously. Below you can find links to agency compliance and financial documents.

AEA Accreditation

In the accreditation process, each of Iowa’s nine AEAs undergoes an intensive review of services designed to ensure that the agencies are meeting all requirements. The process includes interviews with representative local school personnel as well as agency staff members.

2022 Accreditation Report

AEA Annual Progress Report

In accordance with Iowa Code 281-72.10(2), the following report has been developed to showcase data from Central Rivers AEA for the 2022-2023 year.

2022-2023 Annual Progress Report

Annual Desk Audits

All AEAs, school districts, preschool programs and non-public schools submit desk audit information to the Iowa Department of Education for compliance with state and federal legal requirements. AEAs, working toward continuous improvement of instruction and student learning, assure ongoing alignment with state standards for AEA programs (found on the About Iowa’s AEAs page).

Central Rivers AEA participates in these annual reviews and meets all of the standards in place.

Audited Financial Reports

Each year certified public accountants audit the Agency’s financial statements as required by Iowa Code section 11.6. In addition, the auditors meet with the Audit Committee of the Agency’s Board of Directors, and the auditors present the report to the full Board of Directors. The report is filed with the Auditor of State and the Iowa Department of Education.

Budget Documents

The Agency’s budget document outlines the Agency’s budget for each fiscal year. The document is prepared by the Agency’s Business Office staff and is presented to the Board of Directors by the Chief Administrator. The document also identifies proposed sources and uses of funds along with selected historical information.