In the spring of 1974, the Iowa Legislature passed House File 1163 establishing Iowa’s 15 area education agencies with the same service areas as the merged area schools (community colleges). The AEAs, as they came to be called, began operating on July 1, 1975. So if you do the math, that means the AEAs will be celebrating an important anniversary in 2015 – 40 years!
Find the “We are AEA” and “I am AEA” in one of GPAEA’s offices and post to social media using #iowaaea or #gpaea! We can’t wait to see your selfies!