Recent News

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.


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.

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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.

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.