Eligibility for Service
Delivery is available to school educators and AEA staff employed in accredited private and public schools within the 14 counties served by Prairie Lakes AEA for the enhancement of education/instruction. Prairie Lakes cooperates with other educational institutions if the material for distribution meets criteria, including an educational purpose, size, proper labeling, etc. Contact Christine Sturgeon with questions.
Van Route Information
Prairie Lakes AEA delivers Lending Library materials, mail, and other items to each school building and AEA office once a week. Materials need to be ready for pick-up at least one-half hour prior to the van’s expected time of arrival.
Van Route Map
Holiday Van Schedules
For a flier of the holiday adjustments to the van route calendar, please click here.
Building and Van Route Numbers
For a listing of building numbers and van route numbers in alphabetical order by town, click here.
Van Mail Guidelines
For guidelines for utilizing the AEA Van Delivery system, please contact Christine Sturgeon.
Snow Days/Bad Road Conditions
Cancellation of delivery due to weather or road conditions is never convenient, but occasionally, it will happen. If weather conditions prevent the AEA vans from arriving on the scheduled day, attempts will be made to deliver materials on the next day. Routes are canceled when half or more of the stops on that route have called off school or if road conditions jeopardize the safety of our van driver. When this occurs, we will attempt to notify affected schools that there will be no delivery that day.
There is no van delivery during the summer. Materials needed for use over the summer need to be scheduled for shipment before van delivery for the academic year ceases. Commercial carriers can be utilized for shipment and returns during the summer with schools responsible for the cost of sending materials back to the AEA.