Prairie Lakes AEA is committed to making the agency a leader in Iowa school services by accurately reflecting the agency's financial position and providing quality, efficient accounting services that support learning for all students.

The agency is fully accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and is subject to periodic monitoring by the state to ensure continued compliance with accreditation standards.  Accordingly, the agency has a strong interest in showing how agency monies are spent in the pursuit of a quality education for all students in its districts.  Consolidating materials on this web page is an important step toward even greater financial transparency.

How are Iowa Area Education Agencies Funded?

Iowa's Area Education Agencies have three major sources of funding: school foundation aid, federal funds, and state categorical funds. The school foundation aid and federal funds make up approximately 90 percent of the entire agency's budget.

Important contacts

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Michelle Dowd

Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary

515-705-7138 Email Michelle Dowd