The Kuna School District announced Monday plans to transition to distance learning over the coming weeks.

After an Idaho State Board of Education order last week shut down in-person classes statewide until April 20, the district started planning for a shift to online classes. While school doors were already locked to students last week during spring break, COVID-19 concerns lengthened students’ hiatus from classes for at least another week as district leaders work to adapt.

The first phase of the district’s plan is set for this week. Administrators met privately Monday to discuss the transition, and on Tuesday, admins talked with teachers on how to move forward. Parents should receive more information Wednesday from their children’s teachers on how to take part in an optional distance-learning test run the following week.

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