On June 5, the Iowa Department of Education received a petition for rule making relating to the school start date. A proposal has been offered to define the phrase "significant negative educational impact" which is used by the DE when granting waivers. Read more »


SAI's mentoring and induction program can help your district meet the requirements of § chapter 284A.5. Each district is required to have a mentoring and induction plan for beginning principals and persons new to the superintendency regardless of whether you have a beginning administrator in any given year. Read more »


Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, SAI district boundaries will mirror those of the area education agencies. Members who voted overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the SAI bylaws reflecting this change. SAI will use the 2013-14 year to prepare for the transition, including moving from 52 people on the Representative Council to 34. Read more »


Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Duane Magee lauded the accomplishments of the 2013 Iowa Administrators of the Year May 10 at the Capitol. Read more »