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A Message from Superintendent Bisgard

Over the course of the last two weeks, it has been disturbing to see the issue of systemic racism unfold across our country in such a profound and personal manner. The unnecessary and tragic death of George Floyd has brought to light the depths of racism that are still alive in our society.

As a public school district, Linn-Mar is dedicated to serving and supporting our students, teachers, and staff. We are proud of the diversity we have throughout our district and we want each of our students to know that they are welcome, supported, and safe in our schools. Even though classes are not in session and we are on summer break, we want our students to know that we are thinking of them and we are here to support them in these volatile and potentially scary times. Please know that Linn-Mar does not, and will not, tolerate acts of racism.

The type of change that is needed to address racism at all levels begins with education. As an educational system, we are committed to providing this education to not only our students but to our staff members as well. Our schools are all built on the foundation of strong relationships. Part of these relationships is ensuring that students not only feel safe but that they also feel heard and respected. This has always been a priority at Linn-Mar and that will even be more true this August when students return to class. We can all learn more and do better on the topic of racism, and we are committed to doing our part at Linn-Mar to make not only our school district but our community a better place.

Shannon Bisgard
Linn-Mar Superintendent