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Community Involvement

The Community Relations office offers parents, grandparents and community members opportunities to be involved with our schools.

More than 1,740 people have already taken action to become active volunteers and support our students and staff. Volunteers have recorded more than 26,400 hours of time during the 16-17 school year. Linn-Mar volunteers assist in the classroom, read with students, fundraise, prepare learning materials and support the schools and staff with their time. The impact of their time is seen in the individual attention for our students, the special events that they coordinate and staff, and building a school climate where parents and our staff are partners.

Click here to learn more about the Linn-Mar Volunteer Program

Parent Communication Opportunities 

Parents are encouraged to learn more about the district by attending Coffee & Conversations hosted by the Linn-Mar Board of Education and Superintendent Bisgard. Coffee & Conversations are held on Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM.

  • Saturday, October 13th at Oak Ridge Middle School (4901 Alburnett Rd, Marion)
  • Saturday, February 16th at Linn Grove Elementary (2301 50th St, Marion)
  • Saturday, April 13th at Bowman Woods Elementary (151 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids)

Parent University

Parent University is an opportunity to learn about current parenting or school issues. Parent University is announced on the district website and through school newsletters. These learning events begin at 6:30 PM in the boardroom of the Learning Resource Center (2999 N 10th Street, Marion) for our school community and run about an hour in length.

  • Thursday, November 15th
  • Thursday, January 10th
  • Thursday, March 7th

Karla Terry
Community Relations Coordinator
kterry@linnmar.k12.ia.us
Phone: (319) 447-3110
Fax: (319) 377-9252
Address: 2999 N 10th Street, Room 205, Marion, IA 52302