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Highlights from the October 9th Linn-Mar Board of Education Meeting

Below are highlights of the October 9th Board of Education meeting.
Please remember, these are just highlights and should not be considered the official minutes.

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board member Bob Anderson meets with fifth grade students at Indian Creek Elementary

Fifth Grade students at Indian Creek share character traits exercise with School Board Member Bob Anderson.

The School Board shared their thoughts on their recent visit to Indian Creek Elementary. During their visit, board members met with 5th grade students who were identifying and discussing character traits (similarities and differences) from a recent book they had read. The board also toured the fifth grade mobile classrooms where students showed them how they use Seesaw (a student-driven digital portfolio). Seesaw enables students of any age to easily communicate between school and home to engage with their families through the creation of audio, video and picture.

Highlights from the October 9th Board Book were also discussed:

  • The district reviewed multiple, mobile emergency planning and communications platforms and decided CrisisGo is the best fit for the district. CrisisGo will allow emergency response plans to be digitally accessed through mobile devices and desktops when they are most needed.
  • Voting information from the September 12th election was shared. The information indicated the following:
  • The average age of voters was 55 years old
  • 20% of voters were 39 or younger
  • 42% of voters were 60 or older
  • 1,263 voters were 70 or older
  • 1,181 were 39 or younger

Additional highlights:

  • A board retreat will be held to discuss the district’s next steps and review feedback that was received regarding the September 12th bond referendum
  • The Board Operations Manual was approved and signed as a pledge by board members’ of their dedication to the district and procedures.

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be Monday, October 23rd.

To view the full agenda and exhibits; visit the Board/Policy website.