The USD 446 Board of Education has gone through a reorganization, including a new Board President and Vice President.
Scott Hines will serve as the new President of the Board, after spending the past two years as the Vice President to Sam Blackard. Hines is an Independence product, having graduated from the district, as well as having three children currently in USD 446. Hines has served on the Board of Education since 2014.
Greg Hennen will be the Vice President, three years after he was appointed to the Board in 2020. Hennen has two children who both graduated in the district, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Four County Mental Health Center.
Also discussed at the July Board meeting was the official employment of new head football coach Kendall Fiscus, as well as aassistant football coach Tyler Ellison. The district will also be having a Back to School party on August 10th in Riverside Park, featuring performances from the IHS band, cheer, and dance teams.
USD 446 meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Independence High School.