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Attendance Exception Requests

To be Submitted on an Annual Basis by March 1st

Parents/guardians of Linn-Mar resident students wishing to attend a Linn-Mar school outside their assigned attendance center area must submit their annual request for an attendance exception (AER), in writing, by March 1st. Please include parent/guardian name, phone number, email, residing address, student name, grade level, residing school, requested school, and the reason an AER is being requested. Letters may be mailed to Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent, 2999 N 10th St, Marion IA 52302 or via email.

Requests will be evaluated after an assessment of classroom seat space is made. Requests are NOT guaranteed from year-to-year. Interested parents/guardians should be aware that transportation is NOT available to students receiving approval for an attendance exception request.

For questions contact Mrs. Terri Mohler, Administrative Asst to the Associate Superintendent
319-447-3014 / Via Email

Past Due Funds

Linn-Mar Community School District has contracted with eTech Transaction Solution, Inc., to facilitate a collection recovery plan. Items 90 days past due will be turned over to eTech Transaction Solutions for collection. Checks returned due to non-sufficient funds will be re-presented electronically and charged a collection fee at the maximum allowed by the state. If you have any questions regarding this procedure please call the Business Office at (319) 447-3018.

Nutrition Services Charge Policy

  • Elementary students will be provided a meal.
  • At middle school, when the amount owed is more than $15.00, a substitute sandwich, such as peanut butter and jelly, will be served until charges are paid in full. Allergies will be taken into consideration.
  • High school students are not allowed to charge meals. Students must have a sufficient account balance to make a purchase.

If you are having problems paying for school meals, please contact Nutrition Services (319-447-3302) and we will make every attempt to work out a payment plan or help you apply for assistance.

In keeping with Linn-Mar’s collection recovery plan, meal accounts carrying a negative balance of $50.00, for over 90 days, will be turned over to eTech Transaction Solutions for collections. Checks returned due to non-sufficient funds will be re-presented electronically and charged a collection fee. The amount of the check will be debited from the family meal account which may create a negative meal account balance. Upon notification that the check has been cleared with eTech, the meal account will be credited for the amount of the check

Teacher Qualifications

Parents/guardians in the Linn-Mar Community School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their student’s teacher/para-professional: state licensure requirements for the grade level/content area taught, current licensing status, and baccalaureate/graduate certification or degree. The qualifications of an instructional para-professional serving a student in a Title I program may also be requested.

Parents/guardians may request this information from the Human Resources Office, 2999 North 10th Street, Marion, Iowa 52302, or by calling 319-447-3004.

The Linn-Mar Community School District ensures that parent/guardians will be notified in writing if their student has been assigned, or has been taught, for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered highly qualified.