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Board Meetings


Regular meetings of the Linn-Mar Board of Directors are scheduled on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 PM unless posted otherwise. Special meetings are also called when necessary. Please note, starting June 10, 2024, board meetings will be temporarily held at the Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue, Marion) through September 2024. Meeting notices are announced to local media and posted on the district website. The LMCSD Board of Directors serves the public and meetings are open to the community, unless posted otherwise.

State law permits the board to go into closed session only to discuss student discipline, personnel matters, property acquisition, consult with attorneys, etc. These sessions must be posted and all action taken must conform with the requirements of the Iowa open meetings law.

Board meeting agendas are posted on the district’s website at least 24 hours before a scheduled meeting. Special provisions apply in case of an emergency meeting.

Upcoming and Past Meeting Information

Click here to view the current meeting agenda and exhibits

Click here to view past meeting minutes and exhibits

2023-24 Board Meeting Schedule

  • December 11, 2023
  • January 8 & 22, 2024
  • February 5 & 26, 2024
  • March 18, 2024
  • April 8 & 22, 2024
  • May 6 & 20, 2024
  • June 10, 2024 @ Marion City Hall (1225 6th Ave, Marion)
  • July 8, 2024 @ Marion City Hall (1225 6th Ave, Marion)
  • August 12 & 26, 2024 @ Marion City Hall (1225 6th Ave, Marion)
  • September 9 & 23, 2024 @ Marion City Hall (1225 6th Ave, Marion)
  • October 14 & 28, 2024
  • November 11, 2024

Public Participation in Board Meetings
(Reference Policy 204.9)

The board encourages, appreciates, and welcomes community attendance and participation in its public meetings. Community members wishing to address the board may be given the opportunity to do so during scheduled audience communications and/or public hearings as outlined in the meeting agenda. If business needs of the district or other circumstances dictate, the board president may decide to limit and/or not set time aside for audience communication during specific meetings. 

Procedures for addressing the board are as follows:

  • Anyone wishing to speak should sign themselves in by 5:00 PM at the table just inside the boardroom doors. The sign-in sheet requests the speaker's full name, relationship to the district, and topic of communication. 

  • The speaker should limit their comments to three minutes or less. The presiding officer will alert the speaker at the three-minute mark.

  • When the speaker's name is called by the presiding officer they should approach the podium and clearly state their name and relationship to the district.

  • Speakers may not yield time to other individuals.

  • Information shared may be considered by the board during future decision-making processes that pertain to the subject matters commented on.

  • Confidential student or staff information will not be shared during a public meeting. 

  • In accordance with the Iowa open meetings law, there will be no dialogue between school board members and the public at board meetings except, when necessary, to clarify the nature of questions or comments.

  • Community members are welcome to submit their written comments to the school board. The appropriate district representative, most likely the superintendent or board president, will respond.

The presiding officer is responsible for the orderly conduct of board meetings, including termination of presentations that are inappropriate, discourteous, or too lengthy. If there are several speakers on the same topic, the presiding officer may limit the number of speakers, the length of time devoted to the topic, and/or the length of time per speaker. The presiding officer has the authority to declare a recess at any time.

It is important for members of the community to remember that while board meetings are held in the public, they are not public meetings. The board has a significant interest in maintaining the decorum of meetings and it is expected that all persons will be treated with respect and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Individuals attending board meetings and/or speaking during audience communications or public hearings are requested to practice good conduct. Attendees should:

  • Refrain from making personal, verbal attacks on members of the board or other citizens, as well as using vulgar language during remarks.

  • Refrain from outbursts as a matter of respect for all in attendance. There is zero tolerance for profanity, vulgarity, demeaning language, or threats of any kind.

  • If disruptive, the individual making the comments, or other individuals causing disruption, may be asked to leave the meeting. Visitors conducting themselves in a disorderly manner may be removed from the premise by a police officer. 

  • Any defamatory comments made during audience communications are the sole responsibility of the individual making the comments and could subject the individual to legal action.

Media Relations
Members of the news media are encouraged and welcome to attend open board meetings. The board president is the spokesperson for the board, and the superintendent is the spokesperson for the district. While it is the responsibility of the board president and the superintendent to respond to inquiries from the media about the district, all media inquiries must originate with the communications/media coordinator. For more information see Policy 1001.2 News and Media Relations.

Executive Director of Communications
Renee Nelson: 319-447-3005/ 

Click here for more information on communications/media relations and public records requests