Recent News


New Vaccination Requirements for Incoming 8th and 12th Grade Students

The Independence School District along with the City of Independence Health Department will offer required vaccines for ISD middle and high school students.

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Bell times for the 2016-2017 school year

Please note updated bell times for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Free Sports Physicals

Free sports physicals will be offered Saturday, July 30th between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at William Chrisman High School. All athletes must have a current physical on file to participate in practices and competition. Fall high school practices begin August 1st.


ISD Wellness Expo and free 5K

Mark your calendar for the ISD Wellness Expo and free 5K on Saturday, July 30 at William Chrisman High School. Learn more and register at

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Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year

The Independence School District’s online registration is now open.

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ISD Student Gets His Dream

Little Blue Elementary student Nick Tharp recently returned from his dream vacation on a Disney Cruise thanks to the Dream Factory.

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WerksLab Open House

You are invited to check out WerksLab Coworking and Makerspace on Thursday, July 21st between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, July 22nd between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

2016-2017 School Supply List

Download the basic school supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals are available for anyone 18 and younger thanks to a federally funded program and ISD Nutrition Services. Click on this story for locations and times.


Important Update on Public Recycling at ISD Schools

The Independence School District will no longer offer public recycling at our schools and facilities. We apologize that we will no longer be able to extend this service to our patrons as of July 8th, 2016.

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, August 9, 2016 6 p.m.