Recent News


Progress as Promised – Bond Project Updates

Plans and construction in the Independence School District are moving forward after voters passed a $38 million bond in April with an overwhelming majority of 84.95% support.


Influenza Vaccine Clinics at ISD Schools

The City of Independence Health Department is working with VaxCare and your child’s school to give the seasonal influenza vaccine to children at school. Click on the story for forms and school dates/times.

ISD Athletic Events Featured on Free Tap Sports Radio

Listen to ISD high school athletic events using Free Tap Sports Radio and never miss a game.


Solar Eclipse Offers Great Learning Opportunities in the ISD

Students and staff in the Independence School District eagerly awaited the solar eclipse on August 21.

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Bell Times for the 2017-2018 School Year

School starts in the ISD on Thursday, August 17. Please note the start and dismissal bell times for the upcoming school year.

Vaccination Requirements for ISD 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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Registration and Back to School Information

We are ready to welcome students back to school! The first day of the 2017-18 school year is August 17.


ISD Wellness Expo Features Free Health Services and 5K

A wide variety of health services are available free of charge during the ISD Wellness Expo and 5K at William Chrisman High School on July 22.


Demolition Makes Way for Bond Construction at Van Horn

Demolition is underway of the 30,000 square foot “E Building” at Van Horn. The demolition highlights progress as promised to voters who approved the construction work in the ISD through a $38 million bond.

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ISD Teacher Honored as Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year

Little Blue Elementary kindergarten teacher and ISD's Teacher of the Year Tracey Morton has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for Kansas City.

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, September 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.