The Linn-Mar Community School District will provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action (AA) laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies. Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination.
The district will provide a workplace that fosters respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country; an awareness of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a pluralistic society; and reduce stereotyping and bias on the basis of age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, genetic information, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, military status, socioeconomic status, pregnancy, or familial status.
Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the board, administration, and Iowa Department of Education for the position for which they apply. In employing individuals, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, genetic information, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, military status, socioeconomic status, pregnancy, or familial status.
The district will take affirmative action in major job categories where women, men, minorities, and persons with disabilities are underrepresented. Employees will support and comply with the district’s established equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies. Employees will be given notice of this policy on an annual basis.
The board will appoint an affirmative action coordinator. The affirmative action coordinator will have the responsibility of drafting the affirmative action plan. The affirmative action plan will be reviewed by the board at least every two years.
Prior to final offer of employment for any teaching position, the district will perform the background checks required by law. The district may determine on a case-by-case basis that, based on the duties, other positions within the district will also require background checks. Based upon the results of the background checks, the district will determine whether an offer will be extended. If the candidate is a teacher who has an initial license from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE), then the requirement for a background check is waived.
Advertisements and notices for vacancies within the district will contain the following statement: “The Linn-Mar Community School District is an EEO/AA employer.” The statement will also appear on application forms.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to the Linn-Mar Equity Coordinators and/or Affirmative Action Coordinator in writing to:
Linn-Mar Community School District Equity Coordinators
Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
319-447-3036 / kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us
Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent (Secondary Level)
319-447-3028 / nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us
Bob Read, Associate Superintendent (Elementary Level)
319-447-3016 / bread@Linnmar.k12.ia.us
Affirmative Action Coordinator
Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
319-447-3036 / kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us
Address: 2999 N 10th Street, Marion IA 52302
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to either or both of the following:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions
Milwaukee Area Office - Reuss Federal Plaza
310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292
800-669-4000 or TTY 800-669-6820
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-1004
515-281-4121 or 800-457-4116
An inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint to the local level.
Reviewed: 12/11; 2/14; 9/14; 12/16; 4/23
Revised: 1/11; 4/13; 11/18; 4/20; 10/23
Related Policy: 400.1-E; 401.1; 403.11
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 19B; 20; 35C; 73; 216; 279.8; 281 IAC 12.4; 95
IASB Reference: 401.01