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We found out last week that the Linn-Mar School District is being sued over its policy of allowing students to secretly create gender plans. The district would not involve the parent at any point of the process unless the student approved.

The Linn-Mar School Board members are also listed on the lawsuit and they will meet tonight at the monthly school board meeting.


Of interest — the district website states it will livestream board meetings and a YouTube link will be posted on the “Agenda & Exhibits” page the Friday prior each meeting.

But for this meeting, that will not be happening.

It just so happens that at the first board meeting since the lawsuit was filed, the meeting will not be livestreamed OR recorded due to “current technology issues.”

The Iowa Standard attempted to reach out to the Linn-Mar School District to ask whatt hese issues are and why the meeting can’t at least be recorded and uploaded at a later date, but the phone numbers to the district office as well as the high school are not working.

The district was also not exactly forthright when dealing with open records requests previously from The Iowa Standard regarding its “Trans Week.”

The district offered one estimate, then revised it to more than $600,000 for records. When things were ironed out, the district didn’t send all records involving “Trans Week,” just records that had a certain exact phrase.

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