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Board of Education Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday
Important Dates & Information
March 9th --- End of 3rd Quarter
March 10th ---K-12 No School
Teacher Workday/Staff Development
March 20th thru March 24th No School
April 14th----K-12 No School
May 21st --- IHS Graduation
May 24th---End of 4th Quarter
Last Day of School for USD 446 Students
The mission of Independence Public Schools is to educate all students to succeed and compete in a global society.
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 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
2016-2017 Annual Notice to Parents and Students of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, click here
Stay informed about your school's performance and other schools in Kansas. Click here to access the Kansas State Report Card.
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.
Translation services for parent-school communications may be requested by contacting your child's teacher or principal. Usted puede solicitar servicios de traducción para las comunicaciones entre los padres y las escuelas, poniéndose en contacto con el maestro,la mestra o el director de su hijo(a).
The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protections for homeless children. Click here for more information (see link on attachment).
Congratulations to IMS Principal Mark Hayward
The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Area II Middle Level Principal of the Year honoree
Congratulations to our February 2017
"Quality" District Teacher of the Month
LaDonna Erbe - Eisenhower Elementary School
Congratulations February 2017
District Students of the Month
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