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Your ISD: School Safety in the ISD

Full video: The Independence School District prioritizes the safety of our students and staff. The district utilizes many strategies to ensure our students have a secure and nurturing environment to thrive. “Our district citizens and parents expect ISD to be the safest of the safe,” says Board of Education Director Blake Roberson. “We have […]

Superintendent Quarterly Update

February 29, 2024 Click here to read Dr. Herl’s Q2 report for the 2023-24 school year. You can find all of the reports here:

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Raptor Technologies in the ISD

The ISD will begin using the Raptor Technologies Visitor Management System in February 2024. The Raptor Visitor Management System is a web-based software application that has been developed with the purpose of aiding educational facilities in tracking their visitors, students and faculty.  The Raptor Visitor Management system is capable of replacing many paper-based logs.  It will allow schools and […]

Your ISD – Interpreters, Bridging the Language Gap 

Full video: The Independence School District celebrates the diversity of our community, and we work to ensure our students have equal access to information in their preferred language. Our full-time Interpreters are essential in this mission as they serve our families’ translation needs. “It is a critical tool to be prepared to accommodate the […]

Senior College & Career Fair

The ISD held a Senior College & Career Fair to help students plan their next steps after graduation. ISD seniors from all three high schools had the opportunity to explore career opportunities with local business partners, ask questions about furthering their education at local colleges and tech schools, and learn about a career in the […]

ISD Students Benefit from TeamSmile

TeamSmile provided ISD students free dental care and hygiene education in partnership with UMKC’s School of Dentistry. The ISD sent around 250 students to the event this year, held at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. We’re so grateful for community partners who strive to support and uplift our students and schools. #ISDstrong

Freddy’s Co-founder Visits Academies Students

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers co-founder Scott Redler visited ISD Academies Culinary classes to share his experience. Students asked questions and received feedback on their career goals. The Academies provide our students with invaluable experiences that prepare them for success!

Calendar updated to show “Red Snow Day” Make Up Day

This year’s school calendar on our website now reflects the days that school is in session, per the Inclement Weather dates and “Red Snow Day” marked on the 2023-2024 school year calendar as previously approved by the Board of Education. Click here to access the 2023-2024 calendar:

Your ISD: Kids’ Safari Childcare

Full video: Kids’ Safari: Independence School District’s Kids’ Safari program provides before and after school care to students Pre-K through 8th grade. Kids’ Safari is an essential part of the ISD’s commitment to enriching the lives of our students beyond the school day.   “It is education extended,” says ISD Board of Education Director […]

2024 Summer Success Dates Announced

Attend summer school in the ISD at Summer Success! Open to all ISD K-12 students, free breakfast and lunch, transportation for qualifying students. Registration required for Summer Success and Transportation. May 29 – June 28, Tuesdays – Fridays.(Attendance on Mon. June 17, no Summer Success on Wed. June 19) REGISTRATION DATES: March 7 – online […]

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, July 11, 2023 at 6 p.m.

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