Resources for Administrators

The Annual Notices and Deadlines calendar (which may not be exhaustive) lists state and federal notices and deadlines for all public and nonpublic schools.
Careers - links to state and national job listings, advice
Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards - The Department of Education designated Early Childhood Consultants (Early Learning Work Team) to develop a set of state standards. The Early Learning Work Team reviewed other state's early childhood program standards and national research regarding program standards and criteria. Based on the research and comprehensive information of the National Association for the Education of Young Children program standards and criteria, the Early Learning Work Team developed state standards based on all 10 of the NAEYC program standards and 45% of the NAEYC program criteria. The Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, were completed by the spring of 2004. These standards were developed to be used for programs with 3- and 4-year-old children.
Equity resources for educators (available to SAI members)
The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has approved the resources below as a means for sharing information about ethics to promote professionalism among Iowa educators. 
For additional information about licensure and endorsements, visit the BoEE website or call 515.281.3245.
Iowa Public Employees Retirement System
Information from the IPERS Benefits Advisory Committee
Information from the IPERS Investment Board
SAI Legal Services Director Matt Carver serves on the IPERS Benefits Advisory Committee. If you have questions about IPERS, you may contact Matt.
2023-24 Information and Resources
Program Documents
Additional Opportunity for New Administrators
SAI offers one-day New Administrators Institutes for administrators of public and accredited nonpublic schools who are beginning the first year in their position, whether brand new or changing levels. We’re pleased to partner with the Department of Education in offering these learning opportunities. Online registration is available.
Mentor Orientation
Resources from The Main Idea - Active members, consult your latest Main Idea email for login information
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom teachers (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement is dedicated to supporting students through crisis and loss and provides education, resources and guides.