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

Upcoming Zoom Webinars - Thursday, April 2
 6:00 pm - Special Board of Education Meeting,
click here
7:00 pm - Q&A with Superintendent Zoom for parents, students, and staff, click here




Free Sack Lunch/Breakfast and In-Town Instructional Packet Pick Up/Drop Off

Lunch Menus for March 30-April 3

Student Technology Use Contract, Click Here for Spanish

COVID-19 Resources (click on each link)

COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) Resources,  Click Here for Spanish

Kansas Coronavirus Resource Center

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Family Action Plan

If You Are Sick with COVID-19,  Click Here for Spanish 

Reduce Spread of COVID-19, Click Here for Spanish

Interim Guidance
COVID-19 Cleaning Products

Montgomery County Health Department

217 E Myrtle, 620-331-4300

USD 446 Superintendent Updates
Ask the Supertintendent Zoom, March 27, 2020
COVID-19 Message from Superintendent Arnold

Montgomery County Superintendents, Health Department and Emergency Management Meeting,_

March 17, 2020

March 13, 2020 news release

March 13, 2020







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.


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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