Board Goal Statement: 

The Independence Community School District’s Board of Education will promote efforts to increase student achievement by supporting district initiatives and will strive to provide opportunities, resources, and a highly qualified staff to all students. The Board will work to enhance a climate of positive communication while managing the schools in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Goals:

  1. Obtaining and Sustaining Academic Excellence
  2. Responsibly Manage Fiscal Resources
  3. Strengthen Communications
  4. Maintain a Long Term Facility Plan
  5. Create an Exemplary Activities Department

Board Goals 17-18 08-23-2017

President Eric Smith

Eric B. SmithPresident Eric B. Smith

President
Elected Date: September 2015
Term Expires: September 2019
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Background
I grew up in Rowley, Iowa, and attended South Elementary and Independence Middle School.  My hobbies include collecting farm toys and looking for geocaches while traveling for work.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University

Employment: Agricultural Tractor Engineer, John Deere, Waterloo, Iowa

Committee Assignments

  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • IASB-Delegate Assembly
  • Traffic Flow
  • Sustainable Independence
  • City Council Liaison
Vice President Brian Eddy
Director Kim Hansen
Director Gina Trimble
Director Jennifer Sornson

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