School districts in Iowa are required by Iowa Code 285.9 to have each AEA Board of Directors review and approve all transportation agreements between districts and to approve all bus routes outside the boundary of the school operating buses.

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Agreements are typically approved in the spring and routes approved in the fall. Superintendents will be reminded before they are taken to the Central Rivers AEA board for approval.

Spring 2022:  District Transportation Agreements for 2022-2023

  • Districts can access their current agreements online and superintendents or transportation directors simply need to scroll down to their respective district(s) to view their individual documents that are currently in effect.
  • If there are no changes, you do not need to do anything further. Your current agreements will stay in effect.
  • If there are updates that need to be made, please email those to Lori Thomas, Executive Assistant/Board Secretary at Central Rivers AEA ( and those updates will be made for you. Be sure to notify the superintendents of any impacted districts of your updates. A record of all updates/changes will be kept.
Please note that on the very first page of the agreements, the Permissible Situations are listed for your convenience.