Board of Education Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday

Important Dates & Information


December 20 End of 2nd Quarter


K-12 Christmas Vacation

December 21st - January 4th


January 16th No School --- Staff Development/Work Day


Congratulations to IMS Principal Mark Hayward, The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Area II Middle Level Principal of the Year honoree

Mark Hayward KASSP 2016

Click Here to Read the Press Release


Congratulations to  December 2016

 "Quality" District Teacher of the Month

Gina McLenon

Click Here to Read the Press Release 

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  Pictured above, IHS Teacher of the month Gina McLenon, students and IHS principal Mario Sherrell


Congratulations to our December 2016

District Students of the Month

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 December 2016 Students of the Month with Building Leaders

Gracie Martel-Eisenhower

Gracie Martel - 1st Grade

Sullivan Wooldridge - Jefferson

Sullivan Wooldridge - 4th Grade

Zachary Moses-IMS

Zachary Moses - 8th Grade



Taygan Claar - Freshman


2016 - 2017 District Calendar 

2016-2017 Registration Paperwork


  • All students can learn and succeed.
  • All students have a right to an equitable education.
  • All students have a right to dignity and positive self-worth.
  • All students have goals and opportunities to achieve.
  • All students will be more successful when parents, schools, and communities hold high expectations for them.  Schools that provide opportunities for parental and community involvement will be more successful.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills, including:  communications, math, science, social studies and technology.


Exit Outcomes:

Independence School District students will be able to work effectively, both independently and in groups; think creatively, make decisions, solve problems; demonstrate responsibility, respect and honesty.


USD 446 Notice of Nondiscrimination:

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Independence Unified School District 446 are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  Any person having inquiries concerning Independence Unified School District 446 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Superintendent of Schools, Rusty Arnold, 517 North Tenth Street, Independence, Kansas 67301, telephone 620-332-1800.  Superintendent Arnold has been designated by Independence Unified School District 446 to coordinate the institution's effort to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.  Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the instution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504.


KSDE non-discrimination policies:

Kansas State Department of Education General Counsel

KSDE General Counsel, 900 S.W. Jackson Street,

Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66612 

(785) 296-3201.


2016-2017 Annual Notice to Parents and Students of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, click here

The website/link above is for all Independence High School & Montgomery County High School Alumni.  This is a place to plan reunions and keep in contact with classmates.

Independence, Kansas Meeting Places:

Do you need a place for a meeting or have a need for rental facilities? The Independence Public Library put together a list of available places and the Independence Chamber of Commerce has posted it on their website.


Kansas School Safety Hotline 1-877-626-6203