March Diversity Newsletter

Linn-Mar CSD

Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This monthly newsletter will highlight a variety of topics that our students and staff are doing to celebrate and honor the diversity of our schools, the equitable practices we are striving for and the inclusive ideas that make us strong. Our intended audience is the greater community, as well as the students and staff in our schools.

Student Climate Survey

The school board received a copy of the district's climate survey administered back in December. You can click here to find a copy of the results of the survey.

Equity/Diversity/Inclusion Committee

Inclusion Week- Linn-Mar HS

Adaptive PE teacher shares how Inclusion Week will support students with disabilities. Every day we have students with disabilities that participate and learn alongside their peers. Inclusion week runs March 7th through the 11th. Students will be wearing matching shirts with the logo “A State of Mind” (with the outline of Iowa) and in the Iowa shape it says “Inclusion”.

Excelsior Junior ALO visits University of Northern Iowa

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Boulder Peak students in Ms. Woods class created Black History Month posters celebrating the Civil Rights Era

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March Equity/Diversity/Inclusion resources

Our Student Support Services curates links and resources for families.

Supporting health and well-being for our Linn-Mar students and families:

Community resources available to help anyone that is struggling emotionally:

  • Crisis Textline: Text HELLO to 741741
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
  • Iowa Help Line: 1-855-800-1239 or text
  • Iowa Crisis Chat:
  • Foundation 2 Crisis Line: at 362-2174 or use their chat line by clicking here.
  • Iowa Warm Line: Serving: Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, and Linn Counties 1-855-800-1239 Chat: The warm line is a peer run, telephone based, non-crisis, confidential, listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. The Warm Line is staffed by people who have been through a similar journey and are in recovery themselves

Notice of Non-Discrimination (Board Policy 104.1-E1)

It is the policy of the Linn-Mar Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, color creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, genetic information, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, military status, socioeconomic status, pregnancy, or familial status in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators.

Equity Coordinator: Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 /
2999 N 10th Street – Room 200, Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252

Equity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX Coordinator:
Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 /
2999 N 10th Street – Room 213, Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252