LINC in the Independence School District
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.
Independence will honor children and the community's rich heritage with an International Day of the Child celebration on Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 4 pm, at Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood. The community celebration is free and open to the public.
The Independence School District will celebrate its 10th annual Project Shine volunteer event on Saturday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year, volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations will clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools: Benton Elementary, Santa Fe Trail Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Sycamore Hills Elementary and Nowlin Middle School.
The Reading Rocket is an early literacy mobile unit that serves children within the Mid-Continent Public Library district that have limited access to early literacy resources due to transportation or economic challenges.
We are happy to share this year's LINC in Photos -- a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community.
Over 250 students are getting a much clearer view of the world around them, thanks to One Sight, a worldwide organization providing access to quality vision care.
Van Horn High School students visited their school library during Teen Read Week where each student received a new book. The books were provided through a local First Book distribution.
LINC has partnered with Junior Achievement of Middle America and Arvest Bank to provide financial literacy to caring communities at Van Horn, Nowlin, Fairmount, Mallinson, and Sugar Creek. The free classes teach the entire family how to budget, save, understand credit, and more.
Independence, Missouri residents came together with local law enforcement Tuesday, October 6 to celebrate their community during Night Out Against Crime. McCoy filled with residents, families, police officers, non-profit representatives, and more during the community block party.
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!
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.
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.)