Recent News


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.

New ISD elementary library with Project Lead the Way classroom

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.

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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.

New ISD elementary collaboration space

ISD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The ISD broke ground on its 20th elementary school on June 29. Construction on the new elementary school is moving forward after voters passed a $38 million bond on April 4 with an overwhelming majority of 84.95% support.

Five ISD Schools Get Makeovers During Project Shine

More than 1,000 ISD teachers, students, administrators and volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations spent their Saturday, June 24 cleaning, painting and beautifying five ISD schools during Project Shine.

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Preschool Screenings

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


Teachers Become Students in Externship Program

ISD teachers gain authentic career training through Project Lead the Way externship programs offered through Missouri Career Pathways, the Career Education Consortium and the Independence School District.


Thank you ISD CharacterPlus Community Partners

Thanks to our wonderful Character Plus community partners who are great supporters of our Independence School District students and staff!

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ISD Summer Arts Program Fosters Student Talent

More than 80 talented writers, musicians, artists and performers from the Independence School District and nearby districts sharpen their skills at the George Caleb Bingham Academy of the Arts summer program.

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.

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Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6 p.m.