Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) is a requirement of all public schools as a way for the Kansas State Department of Education to insure that students across all of Kansas are being provided a consistent and quality education.

 The KESA Framework:



In 2017-18, USD 446 embarked on a new accreditation cycle facilitated by AdvancEd.  AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.


The summer of 2017, district leadership worked with the Board of Education to create a 5 Year Strategic Plan.  Throughout 2017-18 school year, building improvement teams worked with staff in each building to develop a school improvement plan that directly connects to the district's Strategic Plan.  Please click on the links provided below to view the USD446 strategic plan and each building's improvement plan.


District Strategic Plan


Building Improvement Plans

     Independence High School Improvement Plan

     Independence Middle School Improvement Plan

     Jefferson Elementary Improvement Plan

     Eisenhower Elementary Improvement Plan

     Riley Early Learning Center Improvement Plan