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City Initiatives on the August 6th Ballot

You can learn more about the school districts found in the City of Independence at the links below.

The Independence School District serves more than 14,000 students across 30 schools. The district is committed to providing a high-quality education for all students. On the ISD website, you can find information about the district's schools, programs and services. The district encourages residents to explore their website to learn more about ISD, including their recent transition to a four-day instructional week.

Two students, one in a white chef's coat and another in a red Kansas CIty Chiefs shirt, sprinkle cheese on peta

Blue Springs School District serves nearly 15,000 students across the community and employs over 2,000 staff members. The district is comprised of two high schools, four middle schools, 13 elementary schools, an early learning center, a career innovation center and alternative middle and high schools. Blue Springs School District is proud to be recognized as a top school district and one of the best places to teach in the area, according to Niche. BSSD schools have been selected as National Blue Ribbon schools 19 times and in 2023 Liggett Trail Education Center was named the MSBA Early Childhood Program of the Year. The district mission statement focuses on being a champion for personal growth through accessible learning experiences, diverse opportunities, understanding differences, showing kindness and community partnerships.

A color guard member wearing purple stands in front of the band

Fort Osage School District is the central focus of a unique rural/suburban community rooted in history and tradition and encompasses 132 square miles of Eastern Jackson County, including northeast Independence, the communities of Buckner, Levasy, Sibley, Atherton, and a portion of Sugar Creek, as well as many acres of unincorporated land. The District serves students in Pre-K through 12th grades in 11 schools. The district provides a comprehensive education that prepares students to be confident in their abilities, enthusiastic about their possibilities, and success-ready.  

Cheerleaders from the Fort Osage High School stand in front of spectators at a sporting event in the Fort Osage High School Football stadium.


In 1903, eight independent elementary schools consolidated in order to provide the best education for their community, and 120 years later, Raytown Quality Schools continuously renews its vision for quality education during an ever-exciting time of growth and change. Staff and families challenge students to strive to reach their academic and social potential, and the district helps provide the programs they need to succeed. Raytown is a fully accredited district by both state and national standards.
Schools: Ten elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, three schools with special services, two early childhood centers, and a vocational school serving six districts. 


Four students turn to look at the camera from their desks in an elementary school classroom.