Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna released the following statement today after the tragic news that an Idaho student died as a result of a school bus accident in Canyon County:
“Today is a sad day for Idaho. Our children are our most cherished treasure. As a father and grandfather, my heart and prayers go out to this child’s family, loved ones, the Kuna School District and the entire Kuna community.”
Kuna School District Superintendent Wendy Johnson sent a letter home to parents and families today.
“All of our schools have implemented a plan for responding to this sad event and have focused on helping our students maintain regular learning and every day activities,” she wrote. “Teachers were provided resources for how to talk about this situation with their students, and we have included the information in this letter. All of our busses will have student services personnel riding along with students today so that if students are worried or have questions, they will have an adult they can talk to on their ride home.”
If children or family in the Kuna School District need assistance, they are encouraged to contact their school directly.
If you are interested in helping, Melanie DeLashmutt is coordinating volunteer efforts and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and updates, please visit the Kuna School District website.