Special Education Documents

Do You Have Special Education Documents that Need Scanned?

Just a reminder to our team reps and direct service providers. When sending student documents to our administrative assistants to be scanned, please make sure that the student’s first name, last name and DOB are included on the paperwork. If this information is not present, documents are shredded and discarded. In addition, just a reminder that IEP’s themselves do not need to be sent in to be scanned.  

Questions? Please reach out to your sector’s administrative assistant/data technician. 

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Early Childhood Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education Team Lead Opening

The Early Childhood Special Education Lead Position for the agency will be open for the 2024-2025 school year.  The position offers a stipend.  If interested, please submit a letter of interest via email to Shirley Horak  in Human Resources. Deadline is May 29th.

For any additional questions, please reach out to Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education.

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Current openings

Check out the current openings. Especially the recent RA posting.

Current CRAEA Openings Include Role of Regional Administrator
We are currently seeking a Regional Administrator for the East Sector. This role requires a strong understanding of special education and substantial experience in school improvement. If you believe you are the right fit, please send a letter of interest and your resume to HR by [5/28/24].
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Weighted Enrollment Factor Matrix Clarifications

**For a student to get points for an Attendant on a bus, it has to say that an attendant will be sitting with the student.  A monitor does not count unless they are assigned to sit with just that student.  Bus monitors are there for everyone on the bus.  If everyone could be very specific about that, it would be fabulous!
**Assistive Tech needs to say “device”.  Chrome books and iPads do not count.  There are a lot of matrices coming in that are counting visuals such as books, pictures, etc. Toys that light up would also not be counted on the WEF.
Please remember that for a PK IEP, it is very important to mark the box on the RECP that says:
“Invite to IEP Meeting”.  If it isn’t marked, it doesn’t show how many hours per week the  student attends.  Data Techs need it marked to figure the points and how many minutes a day the student attends. 
Please contact Margy Averill in the Marshalltown office with questions.
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Last Chance


Special Education check it out!!
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Special Education Teachers

Due to continued interest in this course, we wanted to remind you there is a summer session of Behavior SDI for Special Education Teachers.  The dates are August 6th, 7th and 8th. This section will be held in the Cedar Falls Office this summer.  Sign up here to participate! 

Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

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As you may have heard, the Iowa Academic Standards for Mathematics have been approved and are live on the Iowa Department of Education website.

What we know at this time:

  • These are the math standards we reference now going forward.
  • There are some edits and typos that still need to be corrected. You may want to hold off on printing for now.

The Iowa Department of Education is offering informational overview sessions happening in May and June for elementary and secondary. See below on how to attend. Follow-up full day sessions are slated for the beginning of next school year to be released soon also from the Iowa Department of Education.  -Your CRAEA Math Team

May dates and times:

K-8 Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9-12 Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

K-8 Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9-12 Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

June dates and times are also available on the registration form.

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Take a LOOK!

Current Openings


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I-Case Recording

Thanks to all who could attend the ICASE webinar with Dustin Zeske from Swisher & Court on A Year In Review.  In case you couldn’t join live, here is the recording as well as the slides presented.

We would like to encourage you to check out and bookmark our new website at https://www.iowacase.org  – there is great information about the benefits of becoming a member of CEC/CASE and I-CASE.

Finally, please take a minute to provide us with a little feedback about the webinar.  This helps us ensure our sessions are meeting your needs!

Please contact Marcia Brolsma or Amy Knupp if  you have any questions.

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Supportive Schools Summit

On May 10, Central Rivers AEA will be hosting a FREE Supportive Schools Summit in Cedar Falls from 9:00-3:00. There will be a student showcase and student speakers in the morning, along with informative sessions in the afternoon. Please share as you see fit!
Register today!
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