LINC in the Independence School District

Independence students learn about Egyptian history at Culture Day held at Korte Elementary.

LINC began its partnership with the Independence School district in 1994, when four district elementary schools were designated as LINC Caring Communities sites.  LINC’s presence in the district grew significantly in 2008, when six former Kansas City, Mo. School District schools were transferred to Independence.

In 2012, the school district asked LINC to take on a broader role focusing on families and neighborhoods with the district assuming responsibility for out-of-school time programs in all its schools.

This is a new exciting role for LINC to undertake in helping the Independence School District achieve the idea of "community schools" to scale. This broader role in the school district - over time - will involve LINC training and supporting up to 13 LINC community/neighborhood site coordinators to each work with two of the school district's 26 different elementary, middle and high schools.

Dr. Dale Herl is the district superintendent. 

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Independence Caring Communities Site Data Books

The Caring Communities Site Data Books are developed to provide the site and its community with an overview of the facts, figures and resources for their neighborhoods. Understanding the current state of the community will provide Site Coordinators, LINC Administrators, Site Council members, and the general public with an opportunity to better understand their neighborhoods and to identify areas of need for the coordination of services. This is an important asset to have in continuing to build on the success of the program and helping it thrive in the future. (Click on a book below to download the report.)