This plan is intended to serve as guidance for Independence School District Fall 2020 school reentry. At all times, the ISD will follow the current Jackson County phasing guidelines. The ISD has put measures in place to minimize the risk, however anytime we are in a public setting, we increase our risk of exposure. As we plan for a school year likely to be continuously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the priorities we hold are:

  • Providing environments that are as safe as possible for students and staff;
  • Providing equitable, guaranteed, and viable education. Therefore, Independence School District learning will be accessible to all students through a choice model. Students and families have been provided the choice to engage in their education in an online format or in-person (in a more traditional model).