Recent News

ISD Teachers Recognized in Banding Together For Teachers

Independence School District teachers were recognized at Truman High School by KMBC 9’s Banding Together for Teachers, a segment where pilot Johnny Rowlands lands the news helicopter at schools to thank teachers. Truman students showed up with school spirit to cheer on their teachers. We are immensely grateful for our Independence School District teachers!

ISD Celebrates the 2023-2024 School Year at Convocation

ISD staff gathered this week for Convocation to celebrate the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year and all the exciting change that it brings. All that’s needed now are the students!

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ISD’s Levy Ballot Measure Passes with 70% Approval

The Independence School District’s Levy Ballot Measure passed on August 8, 2023 with a 70% approval rating! All money generated will go toward increased salaries and benefits for ISD staff, and taxpayers will see an overall levy decrease of 32 cents. We are excited to start the new school year with this news! Thank you […]

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Levy Ballot Measure Language Explainer Video

Watch this video of Dr. Herl explaining the August 8, 2023 Levy Ballot Measure language. For more information on the August 8, 2023 Levy Ballot Measure, including the sample ballot PDF and FAQs, visit

Registration Deadlines Approaching

July 21 – deadline cutoff to guarantee your student will have a bus pass for the first day of school. July 28 – Residency Affidavits must be completed by this date to ensure student will receive a schedule. Register online at: Read more about required documents, Spanish language assistance, and more at:…/2023-2024-school-year…/ We […]

2023-2024 School Year Online Registration Now Open 

The Independence School District online registration to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year is now open.  Register online at: Find information about proof of residency, forms, and immunization requirements on our online Admissions Center at You may also call the Admissions Office at 816-521-5588.  For assistance in Spanish, please call our Department of […]

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Over 400 Turn Out for Project Shine

Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time last weekend for the Independence School District Foundation’s Project Shine! Over 400 volunteers spread 24,300 pounds of mulch and painted 341,037 square feet with 720 gallons of paint at Sunshine Early Education Center, Sugar Creek Elementary, and William Chrisman High School. We’re so grateful to […]

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Proposed ISD Board of Education Policies

Find the proposed ESG ISD Board Policies at the top of the Board Policies and Regulations page.

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Upcoming: Board of Education Special Session Meeting

The Board of Education will meet for a special session meeting on June 29, 2023 at 7:30AM at 201 N. Forest Ave, Independence, Missouri.

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Volunteer at Project Shine

Project Shine 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th at 7AM. This year the volunteer-based event to refresh buildings and grounds will focus on Sugar Creek Elementary, Sunshine Early Education Center, and William Chrisman High School. Hundreds of volunteers will donate their time to install 24,300 pounds of mulch and paint 341,037 square feet with […]

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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