Information on this page does not necessarily imply an endorsement or plans for implementation in the Independence School District. Instead, please view this resource center as a tool to learn more about the possibility of a future four-day instructional week in the ISD. We will continue to add items here as we move forward in the planning process.


ISD Community Meeting: Four-Day Instructional Week

The Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl, and district leadership are hosting a community meeting, open to the public, regarding the possibility of a four-day instructional week in the ISD.

Presentation from ISD Community Meeting – English

Presentation from ISD Community Meeting – Spanish

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6 p.m.
William Chrisman HS Auditorium

Find more information here.


Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl explains what the district plans to offer as fifth-day (Monday) activities for those birth – age 5 in the ISD.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl explains what the district plans to offer as fifth-day (Monday) activities for K-12 ISD students.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl walks us through two versions of a 2023-2024 school year calendar as the ISD explores the potential of a four-day school week in the ISD.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl speaks about information regarding a potential four-day school week in the Independence School District.

You are likely asking the same questions we did when we began this process. We too are parents, community members, staff members, and ISD partners. As more questions arise, we will update the FAQs.

Check out our FAQs + answers


The ISD will send out surveys to families, students, and staff to gather direct input from our community on the possibility of a four-day instructional week.

October 2022
Survey Results – ISD Families
Survey Results – ISD Staff
Survey Results – ISD Students


The ISD Board of Education approved two versions of a 2023-2024 school year at the monthly monthly meeting on November 8, 2022. Access both versions at the following links:

Five-day school week calendar

Four-day school week calendar


Please email us with questions, concerns, and feedback.
fourdayinfo@isdschools.org

Thank you for partnering with us in the education of our students.