The Independence School District has been recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Employers for two consecutive years! The District offers great benefits, including access to the ISD Health Clinic and use of our free fitness center and Henley Aquatic Center.

The District is excited to offer a new Childcare Reimbursement Program, providing employees the opportunity to enroll their children in District-sponsored childcare programs, Kid’s Safari and the District’s Early Education programs, at a reduced cost. The ISD Benefit Program is available to current ISD employees who work at least 25 hours per week, reside within the boundaries of the ISD and own their residence.


Thank you for your interest in starting a career in the Independence School District and joining our wonderful ISD team.


If you have trouble with any portion of the application process, please contact Andy Cornine at or 816-521-5300. We’d be happy to walk you through this process. Thank you for your interest in the Independence School District.

Salary and Benefits

Please visit the Salary Schedules page for a listing of all current salary information.


Are you interested in becoming a substitute? Visit our Substitute Services site for more information including the steps for applying to become a sub.