Procedural Guidance

Special education involves specially designed instruction tailored to the unique needs of each child and is provided at no cost to parents. Below are links to resources that go into detail of the parameters of special education services in Iowa and guidance on how services are carried out throughout the state. 

General Supervision

Iowa’s AEAs (AEA) are responsible for providing general supervision of special education in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education (IAC Chapter 41) and Iowa Code Chapter 256B.

The AEA investigates reports of non-compliance and makes recommendations for correcting non-compliance issues. The AEA also oversees special education complaints and requests for due process hearings.

MBAEA Paperwork Guide


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Department of Education

Important contacts

Staff Directory


Kimberly Hofmann

Director of Special Education

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