Recent News

No Tax Increase Bond Issue

On April 4, voters in the Independence School District will be presented with a no tax increase bond issue. The $38 million bond would build a new elementary school to ease overcrowding, eliminate all mobile trailers in the ISD and advance the Academy model for all ISD high school students.

Three from the ISD Chosen as Women of Distinction

Their careers have spanned decades of serving and mentoring thousands of students and teachers in our community.

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Preschool Screenings

Screenings are quickly approaching for children ages 3-4 entering preschool in the ISD.

ISD High School Students Qualify for State Music Contest

Sixty-six vocal and instrumental performances from all three district high schools qualified for the State Music Contest. Students from Truman High School and William Chrisman High School competed at the MSHSAA District Solo/Ensemble Music Festival on March 10, and students from Van Horn High School competed in the District Solo and Small Ensemble Contest on March […]

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Kindergarten Registration

Mark your calendar for ISD kindergarten registration night on Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at every district elementary school.


ISD Robotics Team Sets Sites on World Championships

The ISD Robotics Team advanced to the semi-final match of the Greater Kansas City FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Tracey Morton Named ISD Teacher of the Year

Tracey Morton, kindergarten teacher at Little Blue Elementary School, was named the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

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Seven ISD Students Place at DECA State Contest

Four students from William Chrisman High School and three students from Truman High School placed in the top three in their category at the DECA State Career Development Conference.

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Important Voter Information for April 4 Election

As you prepare to vote on April 4, please review the information listed below on registering and voting in the upcoming election.


ISD Leader in Me School Hosts 2nd Annual Leadership Day

Christian Ott Elementary hosted Leadership Day on Friday as part of The Leader in Me concept to highlight the school and recognize the talents of each student.

Mission By providing quality education, the Independence School District will ensure that each learner will achieve the skills and self-confidence to be successful in an ever-changing world.

School Calendars

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6 p.m.