Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) is a regional agency that provides special education, school improvement, media, and technology services for students, teachers and administrators, and early childhood services. The agency is an educational partner serving nearly 32,000 students in 38 public school districts and 11 nonpublic schools in a 14-county area (8,072 square miles) of north central Iowa (Calhoun, Clay, Buena Vista, Dickinson, Emmet, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster & Wright).
Prairie Lakes AEA staff, schools and families work together to help all children reach their potential.
As an intermediate agency, Prairie Lakes AEA offers the kinds of services that can be provided most equitably, efficiently and economically on a regional or cooperative basis among school districts.
The mission of Prairie Lakes AEA is to ensure equitable, efficient, and effective educational services that prepare all Iowa children for a life well-lived.