Update from your CRAEA data technicians

When experiencing an issues with ACHIEVE, please submit a ticket and not send an email. The Data Technicians actually receive the tickets and keep track of the number of tickets that are being submitted.

A reminder also to fill out the complete ticket including the name of the student, district information, and any names of LEA personnel that need access to ACHIEVE.

Thanks for your patience, kindness, chocolates, flowers and kind words. We appreciate you!

Amanda Hennigar, Pam Kabela, Nicole Heiselman, Margy Averill.

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Expense reimbursement reminders

Reminder for all staff that submit mileage expense reimbursement requests. It is encouraged to submit expense reimbursements monthly into Web Link.

Additionally, below you will see how-to videos for those that are needing support for entering expense reimbursements as well as how to edit an expense reimbursement that has been entered into Web Link.

Web Link – Requisitions Part 1 – Watch Video

Web Link – Requisitions Part 2 – Watch Video

How to Edit an Expense Reimbursement – Watch Video

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Regional Administrative Assistant.

Regions 1-3: Laura Rinnels

Regions 4-7: Cole Adams

Regions 8-11: Rebekah Robbs

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Team representative lead opening

A Team Representative Team Lead for the East Sector will be open for the 2023-2024 school year.

This opportunity can add up to 24 additional working days.

Please contact Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education with any questions.

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Current openings

Current Openings Office/Location Posted Start Date Type
Long-Term Substitute Teacher Woodhaven Youth Shelter, Waverly 11/16/22 ASAP Certified
Professional Learning Administrative Assistant Cedar Falls office 11/15/22 ASAP Non-Union
Receptionist/Secretary Clear Lake office 11/14/22 ASAP Classified
1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Sp Ed Consultant (emp in Early Childhood) 

2023-2024 school year

East Sector 11/1/22 23-24 Certified
1.0 FTE Youth Shelter Teacher Francis Lauer Youth Shelter, Mason City 10/21/22 ASAP Certified
Educational Assistant Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center 10/18/22 ASAP Classified
1.0 FTE Detention Center Teacher Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center 10/18/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE MD Teacher River Hills 10/6/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE MD Teacher River Hills 10/6/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE Occupational Therapist  South Sector 9/15/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Sp Ed Consultant (emp in Early Childhood) NW Sector 6/9/22 2022-23 Certified
Educational Assistant 

Starting pay for 22-23 is $17.00/hour

River Hills 6/2/22 2022-23 Classified
Educational Assistant  

Starting pay for 22-23 is $17.00/hour

River Hills 6/2/22 2022-23 Classified
1.0 FTE School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Special Education Consultant TBD 3/22/22 2022-23 Certified
Substitute Teacher  River Hills School 7/26/22 2022-23 Certified

Questions

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Inclement weather reminders

It is that time of year to remind staff of the procedures for office closures due to inclement weather.  This FAQ document provides a lot of information and specific examples for your reference.  However, in the interest of hitting the main takeaways, we offer the following condensed version:

All-Staff

You may arrive up to an hour late for work without using leave time or making up the time within the week if you find yourself in a unique weather circumstance that causes your delay.

It is expected that you will make contact with your supervisor to let him/her know your situation immediately upon knowing that you will be delayed so that s/he is assured that you are safe and an adjustment to your day can be made if necessary.

260-Day Staff

*For 260-day full-time staff, if the office is closed or has an early out due to inclement weather, the time will be paid but you may be required to work or choose to work, for all or part of the day, based on your role, responsibilities, supervisor, and deadlines.

*For 260-day full-time staff, scheduled leave will not be granted back to you during inclement weather, except in extraordinary circumstances.

Certified Support Staff and Non-Instructional Staff (less than 260 days)

If I’m an hourly employee (less than 260-day) assigned to an AEA office and there is an office closure, how is my time impacted?

  • Early Dismissal (AEA Office): The rest of the day will be forgiven (paid). Hourly staff must clock out at departure. The supervisor will make the time clock adjustment using the Inclement Weather job code for the actual time missed.   However, you may be required or choose to work, for all or part of the day, based on your role, responsibilities, supervisor and deadlines.
  • Office Closed: You must make up the day. Please submit a Work Year Calendar Adjustment to your supervisor no later than the Monday following the pay week. Once approved, it is routed to the Business Office to change your calendar in TimeClock Plus.

What happens if I am a certified support staff employee and there is a closure at your assigned AEA office and assigned school?

  • Early Dismissal: The rest of the day will be forgiven (paid).  However, you may be required or choose to work, for all or part of the day, based on your role, responsibilities, supervisor and deadlines.
  • Office and Assigned School Closed: You must make up the day. Please submit a work calendar adjustment. (Note: If your assigned school is open, you must work.)

Hourly Staff

Hourly staff do NOT need to clock in/out when working remotely during inclement weather, except for maintenance/custodial staff.  The supervisor will make the time clock adjustment using the Inclement Weather job code for the actual time missed.

The FAQ document was produced to assist in clarifying the agency’s procedures for inclement weather questions.

Please reference as needed and contact HR if you have any questions.

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Assistive technology spotlight

The Assistive Technology Spotlight is now available!

If you have any questions, please contact your regional AT team member.

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Wednesdays With Amy

Some great questions were asked on the Wednesdays with Amy Zoom meeting! Be sure to take a look at this document.

If you have any questions, please email Marcia Brolsma, Administrative Assistant to Amy Knupp.

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Current openings

Current Openings Office/Location Posted Start Date Type
1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Sp Ed Consultant (emp in Early Childhood) 

2023-2024 school year

East Sector 11/1/22 23-24 Certified
1.0 FTE Youth Shelter Teacher Francis Lauer Youth Shelter, Mason City 10/21/22 ASAP Certified
Educational Assistant Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center 10/18/22 ASAP Classified
1.0 FTE Detention Center Teacher Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center 10/18/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE MD Teacher River Hills 10/6/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE MD Teacher River Hills 10/6/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE Occupational Therapist  South Sector 9/15/22 ASAP Certified
1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Sp Ed Consultant (emp in Early Childhood) NW Sector 6/9/22 2022-23 Certified
Educational Assistant 

Starting pay for 22-23 is $17.00/hour

River Hills 6/2/22 2022-23 Classified
Educational Assistant  

Starting pay for 22-23 is $17.00/hour

River Hills 6/2/22 2022-23 Classified
1.0 FTE School Psychologist/School Social Worker/Special Education Consultant TBD 3/22/22 2022-23 Certified
Substitute Teacher  River Hills School 7/26/22 2022-23 Certified

 

Questions

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Wednesdays with Amy

Some great questions were asked on the Wednesdays with Amy Zoom meeting! Be sure to take a look at this document.

If you have any questions, please email Marcia Brolsma, Administrative Assistant to Amy Knupp.

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Wednesdays with Amy

Some great questions were asked on the Wednesdays with Amy Zoom meeting! Be sure to take a look at this document.

If you have any questions, please email Marcia Brolsma, Administrative Assistant to Amy Knupp.

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