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Board Approves COVID Learning Format Guidelines

At its October 12th meeting, the Linn-Mar School Board approved general guidelines designed to determine if the model of learning needs to be altered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Superintendent Bisgard, in cooperation with the health department, will continue to monitor the Linn County COVID positivity rate daily.  If a change is noted over a 14-day period, the following actions will be taken: 

  • The superintendent will make a recommendation to the board when metrics and additional factors* indicate a shift in operations may be required for a Linn-Mar building or the entire district.
  • To assist families and staff with planning, the district will make a conscious effort to give everyone a minimum of one-week’s notice before switching learning models.

The board and district administrators emphasize these are general guidelines. This metric and any associated recommendations do not apply to students/families that are enrolled in the Family Choice Online Learning Model. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we work together during this pandemic to Inspire Learning, Unlock Potential and Empower Achievement at Linn-Mar.

*Additional factors to consider: Staff absences/quarantine (i.e. teachers, bus drivers, Nutrition Services staff, ed assistants, etc.), Student absences/quarantine and LCPH guidance.


This document is intended to be used as a guide to help the Superintendent and Linn-Mar School Board make the best decisions regarding which model of learning will be offered and when.

LMCSD Covid Learning Graphic Arch Web 5 24 21

Note: Elementary: Grades K-6  Secondary: Grades 7-12