North-Linn offers challenging academic courses and provides many opportunities in fine arts, athletics, clubs, and organizations for our students to participate. Commitment to education and high expectations of student achievement from our Board of Directors, administration, staff, parents, students, and communities has created a thriving school district. Developing a well-rounded student who will be a productive and caring person in the future is what the North-Linn Community District strives to accomplish. Please visit us any time or give us a call to ask about our fine programs or district.
Voters from the North-Linn Community School District will vote February 3, 2015 on public measures. North-Linn Voters will decide on a voter approved physical plant and equipment levy. Absentee ballots for this special election are available now at Linn County Election Services in the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids.
Below are the three ways for voters of both school districts to participate in this election.
* Vote absentee by mail. Request forms may be obtained from www.LinnCountyElections.org or by calling Election Services at 319-892-5300, ext. 1
Request forms can be mailed to 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2100. All requests must be received by Friday, January 30 at 5:00 PM. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, February 2, 2015.
* Vote absentee in-person. Office hours for absentee voting are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
* Vote at your polling place on Election Day - Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Voting hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Voting locations are listed below.
Locations for voting are as follows:
Walker Community Room, 210 Park Street, Walker
North Linn High School, 3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills
Coggon American Legion, 200 1st Street North, Coggon
The last day to Pre-register to vote for this election is 1/23/15. The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is 1/30/15. The last day to vote absentee (Auditor's Office) is 2/2/15.
The North Linn Community School District was recently informed that the Iowa Department of Education has accepted the recommendation from the Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation to approve our Teacher Leadership and Compensation plan for the 2015-16 school year.
161 districts submitted a TLC application. 74 schools were awarded a grant.
The grant will bring an additional $200,000 dollars to our school district each year. Theses additional resources will help us provide additional supports for our students, teachers, and help improve our overall academic program.
In this link you should find an Executive Summary of the application that was submitted, which provides the preliminary plan.
We are excited about the opportunities that the grant provides our school district.
If you are interested in having your child attend 4 year old preschool please contact one of the secretaries at North Linn at (319) 224-3291. Your child must be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2015. A parent meeting and formal registration will follow at a later date.
North Linn CSD is seeking bids for a 2006 Red Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L V6. It has 113,000 miles. For more information on the vehicle please call Mark Mulvaney at 319-224-3291 x4. The bids must be turned into the District office, PO Box 200, Troy Mills, IA 52344 by January 27, 2015 no later than 4:00 p.m. At the January 28th School board meeting the winning bid will be selected and approved.
You are invited to a Community Conversation on the proposed PPEL for NLCSD. The meeting will take place in the Elementary Cafeteria on 1-21-15 @ 7:00 PM.
In addition, you can visit https://sites.google.com/a/northlinn.k12.ia.us/ppel/ for a complete list of quotes, a budget, long-term plan, video explanation, and other additional information.
Also, please note that our Board of Education has pledged to hold the tax rate neutral for the next 2 years, with a decrease in the tax rate for the 3rd year.
Current Rate (FY15) = $16.78
FY16 = $16.78 (Tax Rate Stays Neutral)
FY17 = $16.78 (Tax Rate Stays Neutral)
FY18 $16.50 (Tax Rate Decreases)
The proposed PPEL is a "No Increase Increase". The district will offset the PPEL by reducing other levies.
The PPEL does not include technology, and will be dedicated to the maintenance and upkeep of our buildings, facilities, and equipment.
If you have any questions pertaining to the PPEL, please contact Karl Kurt, North Linn Schools Superintendent at 319-224-3291 or email@example.com
The hard surface bus route schedule for the 2014-2015 school year has been posted to the Download Center page, under District Documents.
It's not too late to become a Lynx Pride member. If you are interested in being a member, please complete the membership form. You may mail the form and dues to Lynx Pride, c/o Walker State Bank, PO Box 37, Walker, IA 52352 or you may give the form and dues to a Lynx Pride officer. Please click on the Booster Club icon to the left side of the screen for more information.
Yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year are now on sale!
To purchase a yearbook for this school year, go to Jostens.com
Select the yearbook tab in the top bar and click "buy your yearbook".
From here, the process is pretty easy to manage.
Payments can also be broken up into three or two separate payments through the Josten's online system to make the paying process easier for you.
If you have any questions, please contact Miss Oleson, yearbook advisor, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the links below to view our yearbook sponsors.
We’ve all been there. While having fun or just hanging out, we see something going on that we believe is dangerous, will hurt somebody else, or is simply wrong. Some of us may choose to say something while others may not feel comfortable or safe in doing so. Text-a-Tip from Linn County Crime Stoppers offers an alternative way to safely and anonymously intervene. Bystanders that have knowledge of a crime can text the necessary information (ie: who, what, where, and when) to law enforcement. The text is routed through a server in Canada allowing the tipster and the investigator to have a two-way dialog while keeping the tipster's identity anonymous. When the tipster is done with their report, they can simply enter STOP at the end of the text stopping the communication and erasing relevant texts. The tipster’s identifying information does not need to be shared unless they are seeking a reward. What a great way to play a role in stopping crime and increasing safety anonymously. For more information, go to http://www.linncountycrimestoppers.com
Please go to the Download Center web page for North Linn's District policy regarding student allergies.
Did your child decide not to go out for band? Do you have an instrument sitting unused at home? The North-Linn Band Department is working on expanding the availability of school instruments, but we need quality instruments to do so. If you would like to donate your child's instrument to the school please contact Alexa Gibbs by email at email@example.com. Please contact Ms. Gibbs prior to dropping instruments off at school.
Please click on the following link to view a flyer from Foundation 2 if you are concerned about a youth in crisis. This information is aimed at helping children ages 8-17 who are struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse.
Ten communities in rural Linn county have formed Rural Communities Rising Above in Linn (RC RAIL) Coalition. RC RAIL will work to make an impact on these communities through several environmental type actions such as prescription drug drives, alcohol free graduation party efforts, working on educating the communities on local legislation involving substance abuse, and collaborating to make all of these communities safe and healthy places for youth to grow. Please click on the link to learn more about RC RAIL.
Do you lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence? If so, you may qualify for homeless services. Please click on this link for more information.
In the spring of 2008, the Iowa legislature and governor adopted the Iowa Core Curriculum as a requirement for all Iowa schools. The Iowa Core Curriculum offers a strong framework to help teachers prepare all students for success in a competitive and constantly changing world. North Linn Community School District has begun this process. For more information, please click on this link.
Click the following link to view the North-Linn revenue purpose statement. NL-RPS
North-Linn students shall become compassionate, intelligent, productive and well-adjusted world citizens who have sound moral standards, respect for human dignity, and proper regard for human and natural resources.
We believe that each individual should achieve a high degree of competence in the basic skills necessary to live in our increasingly changing world. It is the responsibility of the North-Linn community to determine the needs, interests, and abilities of each individual student so we may guide and direct student learning. Through the cooperative efforts of the North-Linn learning community (students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and community), we will cooperatively program our curriculum, instruction, and assessment for each student's greatest success.
North-Linn Community School District's mission is to create a proud learning community where everyone counts and everyone cares. The district members are committed to developing an educational environment that offers the maximum opportunity for all students to learn and become a respectful member of the community at all levels from family to global.