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Attendance Exception Requests (AER)

Parents/guardians of Linn-Mar resident students wishing to attend a Linn-Mar school outside their assigned attendance center (residing school) must submit their annual request for an attendance exception request (AER) in writing by March 1st of the presiding school year.

  • If you have multiple students, a request for each student is required.
  • Requests will be evaluated after an assessment of classroom space is made.
  • Requests are NOT guaranteed from year-to-year. Must re-apply on an annual basis.
  • District transportation is NOT provided to students enrolled on AER status.

Click here to download an AER form.

For questions contact:
Mrs. Terri Mohler
Admin Assistant to the Associate Superintendent
319-447-3014 / Via Email

Please note: If you live within the Linn-Mar Community School District and you wish for your student to attend another school district, you need to submit an open enrollment request. Click here for more information on open enrollment.

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.