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Independence High School Ranked one of Top High Schools in America
Independence High School . . . One of America's Top High Schools in 2016! I.H.S. ranked 157 out of 500 in Newsweek's latest rankings. Congratulations to all of our students, teachers, staff, parents, community . . . when we work as a TEAM we accomplish GREATNESS! #IPRIDE #GOBLUEDEVILS
Independence Board of Education Places Renewal (No Tax Increase) Permanent Improvement Levy On November 8, 2016 Ballot
On June 21, the Independence Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution (5-0) at the regular board meeting to place a permanent improvement renewal levy request on the November 8, 2016 ballot for maintenance and capital improvement projects. The levy is to renew the current levy and is not a new or additional tax.

Funds from this zero tax increase renewal levy are earmarked for upkeep of roofs, boilers, plumbing, brickwork, sidewalks, HVAC upgrades and repairs, LED lighting upgrades, phone systems, security equipment, parking lot resurfacing, and bus purchases. “Like any property owner, dollars are needed to maintain facilities and the permanent improvement fund is the district’s ‘set aside’ reserve for maintenance expenses,” said Jerry Narduzzi, president, Independence Board of Education. “Renewal of the permanent improvement levy for five more years with no new taxes is crucial in protecting our community’s assets, including the primary, middle and high school.”
Independence High School . . . An "All A Award" Recipient by State of Ohio Board of Education
The Ohio State Board of Education has granted Independence High School one of its first annual "All A Awards," recognizing the school for receiving A's on every aspect of school performance measured on Ohio's State Report Cards. "Independence High School is part of an elite group of schools that are demonstrating high quality teaching and leadership that result in high performance for every type of student," said Thomas Gunlock, president, State Board of Education. "Members of the State Board greatly appreciate your leadership and conscientious work of your teaching and support staff to bring about this great success. We thank your staff and parents for believing that every child can succeed and committing to make sure that every child does. Your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio schools." 
Independence Local Schools Partners with KidsLink to Provide Extended School Year for Students with Special Needs
Independence Local Schools kicked off its inaugural Extended School Year Program on Monday, June 13 for students with special needs. The program is in partnership with KidsLink, a local organization that provides neurologic care, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychology and behavioral treatment for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Independence Athletic Boosters First Ever "Indy Color Me Fun Run"
On Saturday, June 18, the Independence Athletic Boosters sponsored their first ever "Indy Color Me Fun Run." The 5K (3.1 mile) run or 1 mile walk took participants over a combination of paved and cross country courses which began at the Independence Kiwanis Pavilion on 6363 Selig Drive in Independence. Runners began dressed in clean white T-shirts, and passed through a color station once every kilometer. Each color station was associated with a different color, with volunteers blasting the runners with dyed cornstarch out of spray bottles. 
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