February Diversity Newsletter

Linn-Mar CSD

Linn-Mar Celebrates Black History Month

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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.

Click on the link to view the district's website with updated diversity and equity information!


Have an idea to share with the committee? Email equity@linnmar.k12.ia.us and a member of the committee will respond to you.

Kids Explain Black History Month
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Linn-Mar ALO recognizes current and former black students this month!

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Black History Month Resources

Black History Resources for your ENTIRE Year!


National Civil Right Museum


We created and compiled lesson plans and activities that can be used by children, parents or families together. Our Learning Links include exhibit-related resources for use by teachers grades 4-12 (modifications for grade level appropriateness encouraged):


University of Iowa Social Justice Resources for Teachers

Excelsior Gameboard Challenge

Through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), students are earning daily points for being respectful, responsible, and showing integrity. This fun activity encourages community among students and staff while having common language and expectations for all. The students are excited to see their game pieces move along the board. Pizza party to celebrate our winners.

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 / nathan.wear@linnmar.k12.ia.us
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 / kchristian@linnmar.k12.ia.us
2999 N 10th Street – Room 213, Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252