Heartland AEA is a public agency and takes that role seriously. Below you can find links to agency compliance and financial documents.
In the accreditation process, each of Iowa’s nine AEAs undergoes an intensive review of services designed to ensure that the agencies are meeting all requirements. The process includes interviews with representative local school personnel as well as agency staff members.
Annual Desk Audits
All AEAs, school districts, preschool programs and non-public schools submit desk audit information to the Iowa Department of Education for compliance with state and federal legal requirements. AEAs, working toward continuous improvement of instruction and student learning, assure ongoing alignment with state standards for AEA programs (found on the About Iowa’s AEAs page).
Heartland AEA participates in these annual reviews and meets all of the standards in place.
Audited Financial Reports
The Agency’s budget document outlines the Agency’s budget for each fiscal year. The document is prepared by the Agency’s Business Office staff and is presented to the Board of Directors by the Chief Administrator. The document also identifies proposed sources and uses of funds along with selected historical information.
Machine-Readable Files for Insurance Purposes
Heartland AEA’s health coverage is self-funded through Wellmark. Wellmark creates and publishes these Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Heartland AEA.