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ISD Freshmen Explore Career Options

More than 1,000 ISD freshmen visited MCC's Business and Technology Center in October, meeting with leaders from more than 60 area businesses during the district’s annual Career Fair.

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Academies of ISD Launch Student-Operated Bakery

The Academies of the Independence School District celebrated the grand opening of the student-operated bakery A Taste of Independence on the historic Independence Square.

ISD Academies Honored as Education Innovator of the Year

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has named the Academies of the Independence School District the Education Innovator of the Year.


Van Horn Hall of Honor Inductees

Congratulations to Hector Barreto, James Bodenhamer and Charlie Shields, who have been inducted into the Van Horn High School Hall of Honor.


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.

Kindergartner Wears GoPro on First Day

We put a GoPro camera on a kindergartner for the first day of school and witnessed nerves, excitement and the power of kindness and friendship. This is for the parents who have ever had a hard time saying goodbye on the first day and to those who wish time could slow down just a little.


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.

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, November 14, 2017 at 6 p.m.