#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson

2.5.2021

In this update:


  • Answering questions about the March 9 school election

  • Not registered for the upcoming March 9 Kuna School District election? The deadline is Friday, Feb. 12

  • Above and beyond: Kuna Middle School Teacher Jessica Young & her students make touchless hand sanitizer stations from scratch

  • Kindergarten Registration for 2021-22

  • Congratulations to our Business Professionals of America (BPA) state qualifiers

  • Celebrating our college-bound student athletes!

  • Kuna High School Choirs Present: Virtual Winter l Forza Concert

  • Community food distribution Feb. 10

  • COVID data dashboards
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Answering questions about the March 9 election

Getting the word out about an election during a pandemic is a challenge. I miss being able to meet with our community face-to-face to answer questions.


Our Board is asking the community to renew our existing levy for learning for the same amount -- no tax rate increase. The election is March 9.


We are answering your questions in a variety of ways.


First, information about the levy is posted on our website. We'll be adding questions to our FAQ as they come in. Please email questions to: ksdcommunications@kunaschools.org


The past two weeks, we've been talking with our staff because we know that questions often go to them first.


We are working with school principals and parent teacher organization to schedule information sessions -- virtually -- where you can ask questions. Assistant Superintendent Dave Reinhart joined the Reed PTO on Facebook live Tuesday.


One of the questions asked during that session was:


"Does the funding for full-day kinder come from the levy or is it from somewhere else?"


The levy funds make full time free kindergarten possible. Here's why: Idaho only funds part time kindergarten. Levy funds and some other state funds allow us to hire the teachers needed to offer kindergartens full time. It also allows us to offer the other half day of kindergarten for free.


About $1 million of the levy would continue funding for 15 teachers to support full time kindergarten and to help reduce class sizes.


COMING NEXT WEEK: A closer look at school taxes.

Not registered for the upcoming March 9 Kuna School District election? The deadline is Friday, Feb. 12

If you live in the Kuna School District boundaries, you'll need to be registered to vote in March 9 Election. The deadline to pre-register is a week from now, Friday, February 12.
Above & Beyond Jessica Young
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KHS Signing Day

Celebrating our college-bound student athletes

On Wednesday, we celebrated 17 KHS student athletes as they signed letters of intent to play for various collegiate teams as part of National College Signing Day. Congratulations!!


  • Sean Austin, football, Montana State University
  • Kaya Cortez, soccer, North Park University
  • Kassaundra, Gorton, soccer, Southern Virginia University
  • Jacob Graves, football, University of Idaho
  • Alexis Haws, soccer, Boise State University
  • Lane Kooch, lacrosse, Dominican University of California
  • Cooper Moore, baseball, Big Bend Community College
  • Grant Orme, baseball, Big Bend Community College
  • Preston Owens, wrestling, University of Mary
  • Zoe Pinkerton, soccer, Evangel University
  • Jayla Ponce, soccer, Fort Lewis College
  • Zachery Rackham, baseball, Big Bend Community College
  • Dante Roggio, wrestling, University Of Mary
  • Ronnie Self, lacrosse, Northwest Nazarene University
  • Hayden Van Acker, baseball, Corbin University
  • Courtney Weatherby, volleyball, Montana State University
  • Mikayla Yore, volleyball, Montana State University - Billings
Kuna High School Choirs Present: Virtual Winter l Forza Concert
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Staff & Teacher COVID Data Dashboard

Information about staff and teacher absences in our school related to COVID

Student COVID Data Dashboard

Information about student absences in our school related to COVID.

Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready