Board of Education

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

517 N. 10th Street, Independence, KS 67301

Hours - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday

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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 and diverse education.
  • All students have a right to dignity and positive self-worth.
  • All students have the opportunity to set and achieve goals.
  • Complete learning is a collaborative effort of home, school, and community.

Exit Outcomes:

Independence School District students will: 

  • possess the academic, cognitive, technical, employability, and civic engagement skills neccessary to learn and work effectively.
  • think creatively, make decisions, and solve problems.
  • demonstrate responsibility, respect and honesty
  • serve as a contributing member of a community. 

 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.

 2021-2022 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).

To access Performance,Financial, and Longitudinal Achievement Reports for Independence Public Schools and other schools across Kansas, CLICK HERE.  

The Title I Program is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act which went into effect on December 10, 2015. Its purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on State and Local standards and assessments. Eisenhower, Jefferson and Independence Middle School receive Title I Funds. Under this act, parents of children in schools that receive Title I funds have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers and may request access to state assessment information. All Title I paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of a certified, highly qualified teacher. If you have any questions regarding the qualifications of your child’s instructional staff members, please call the school office. El Programa Título I es el programa es parte de La Ley CadaEstudiante Triunfa (ESSA) de 2015. Su propósito es asegurar que todos los niños tengan una oportunidad justa, igual e importante para obtener una educación de alta calidad y alcanzar, como mínimo, la competencia en las normas y evaluaciones estatales y locales. Eisenhower, Jefferson y Independence Middle School reciben Fondos de Título I. Bajo esta ley, los padres de niños en escuelas que reciben fondos de Title I tienen el derecho de solicitar información sobre las calificaciones profesionales del maestro de su estudiantey puede solicitar acceso a la información de evaluación estatal. Todos los paraprofesionales del Título I trabajan bajo la supervisión directa de un maestro certificado y altamente calificado. Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a las calificaciones del personal de instrucción de Jefferson, llame a la oficina de la escuela.



Kansas School Safety Hotline 1-877-626-6203


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