Founded in 1975, Heartland Area Education Agency 11 works in partnership with public and accredited private schools to provide educational services, programs and resources for improving student achievement and building cultural competence. The agency s staff members serve students in kindergarten through grade 12, families, educators and communities. Heartland Area Education Agency 11 also funds about 150 special education staff positions for the Des Moines Public Schools. The agency is a public entity funded by federal and state aid, legislatively controlled property tax, grants, course tuition and the sale of educational products. Heartland Area Education Agency 11 is located in Adel, Iowa.