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101.1 - Vision, Mission, and Beliefs of the School District

As a school corporation of Iowa, the Linn-Mar Community School District, acting through its board of directors, is dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to its students commensurate with the school district’s ability to furnish financial support to provide for students. In cooperation with parents/guardians, the school district will strive to provide a nurturing learning environment that gives guidance and develops critical thinking in students for a lifetime.

The following vision, mission, and belief statements govern all actions of the district:

Linn-Mar 2020: Spirit. Opportunity. Future.

Inspire Learning. Unlock Potential. Empower Achievement.


  1. Effective teaching and meaningful learning are our highest priorities;
  2. Individuals are unique and learn at different rates in a variety of ways;
  3. Quality instructional programming requires a rigorous curriculum, effective teaching, and ongoing assessment;
  4. Our schools and facilities shall provide safe and engaging environments where civility is evident, and individuality is respected;
  5. Students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members are partners, and all have responsibility in the educational process;
  6. Meeting the learning needs of every student is an essential factor in their achievement; and
  7. Staff make an essential difference in the lives of children, communities, and the larger context of the role that students will play as adults in the world.                                                                                  

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 4/13; 5/14; 9/16; 3/23
Revised: 10/11; 6/20
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 256.11
IASB Reference: 101