Fiscal Responsibility

  • Maintain sufficient fund balances to withstand financial difficulties
  • Maintain and support long-range facilities plan
  • Continue transparent fiscal reporting
  • Maintain procedures to ensure fiscal accountability
  • Seek innovative approaches for good financial stewardship

Communication and Collaboration

  • Ensure everyone is treated with courtesy and professionalism.
  • Use a variety of outlets to reach our stakeholders
  • Proactively seek out and involve community partners
  • Expand opportunities for parental engagement
  • Make the District a destination of choice for families
  • Ensure a culture of social and emotional literacy


Independence School District
Board of Education Goals

Academic Achievement

  • Focus on the Four Pillars of Success
  • Aggressively attract and retain exemplary staff
  • Provide quality professional development to encourage project-based learning
  • Successfully implement District anchor programs (Leader in Me, AVID, ISD Academies)

Legislative Advocacy

  • Educate and inform federal, local, and state officials
  • Develop an annual legislative platform
  • Inform patrons and employees of legislative issues