Board of Education

Phone: (620) 332-1800 Fax: (620) 332-1811

517 N. 10th Street, Independence, KS 67301

Hours - 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday









The mission of Independence Public Schools is to educate all students to succeed and compete in a global society. 


  • 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.

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 Individual student State Assessment Results are provided to parents as they become available. Parents may request access to state assessment information and their child's classroom teacher qualifications by calling the Board of Education Office.


 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 disability 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 institution'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.


Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements, CLICK HERE.


2019-2020 Annual Notice to Parents and Students of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, CLICK HERE


The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protections for homeless children.  CLICK HERE for more information (see link on attachment).


Kansas School Safety Hotline 1-877-626-6203



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