LINC in the Fort Osage School District

Students at Indian Trails select a book to take home at the 2012 Lights On Afterschool celebration.

Students at Indian Trails select a book to take home at the 2012 Lights On Afterschool celebration.

LINC has been a partner of the Fort Osage School District since 1992. Buckner and Cler-Mont elementary schools were two of LINC’s original Caring Communities sites. Today LINC has a presence through its Caring Communities initiative at all five Fort Osage elementary schools.

Dr. Jason Snodgrass is the district superintendent.

District Profile




District News

Independence Heritage Festival to feature food, entertainment, skateboarding

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Hill Park, 23rd and Maywood Ave., this Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., for the 2016 Independence Heritage Festival.

This year's event features a skateboard competition as well as entertainment, food and vendors.

LINC Commission Meeting Monday, Sept. 19th

The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 18th from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation. The public is invited to attend.


Independence celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. with keynote speaker Frank White

Newly appointed Jackson County Executive and Royals Hall of Fame member Frank White will deliver the keynote address at the annual City of Independence Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 18. 

LINC In Photos 2015

We are happy to share this year's LINC in Photos — a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. LINC in Photos 2015 is dedicated to LINC Chairman Emeritus Landon Rowland, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

Families and communities celebrate the holidays with LINC Caring Communities

Families and residents around Kansas City  came together to celebrate the holidays and to support their community.


Over 200 students compete at LINC Chess Winter Tournament in Fort Osage

Over two hundred students participated in a total of five competitive rounds of chess play today, Saturday December 5 at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary in Fort Osage School District. The next tournament will be March 5 at Bingham Middle School in the Independence School District.

Video: 38 schools celebrate community during Lights On Afterschool

Schools across the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area are showing their after school program appreciation during Lights On Afterschool. Community organizers, students, parents, and teachers came together at their school to celebrate their school with talent shows, family fun nights, and community festivals.  

Annual Night Out Against Crime to connect Independence October 6

Night Out Against Crime to connect local police departments with residents in Independence Tuesday, October 6. This national celebration encourages residents and local law enforcement to work together to protect their local communities. Independence residents can come out for free food and family fun!

Missouri Tax Amnesty Program begins now through November 30

Businesses and individuals with delinquent taxes before Dec. 31, 2014 are eligible to pay now through November 31 without interest or penalties with the Missouri Tax Amensty Program.   

Fort Family Fun Day 2015 to prepare Fort Osage families for new school year

Fort Osage families and residents are invited to celebrate the summer, the community, and prepare for the 2015-2016 school year with Fort Family Fun Day 2015. Come out to connect with fellow residents and enjoy free food and carnival games.