Kuna School District News

Program Descriptions


Kuna School District offers a continuum of special education services to eligible students. In order to qualify for Special Education services, students must meet specific criteria as outlined in the Idaho Special Education Manual (2015).   

Kuna School District provides services in the least restrictive environment (LRE) appropriate for each student.  Whenever possible, the student will attend their neighborhood school and be educated in the general education classroom with his or her same-aged peers.  Each school in the district has Resource (RR) classrooms.  Some students may require more specialized or intensive educational and/or behavioral services and supports available at designated schools within our district.  The IEP team, in collaboration with District Special Education Director, will consider placement in locations other than the student's home school if a student requires specialized instruction that is not available and cannot be created at the home school.


Resource Room

Resource Room is available K-12. Students in this setting receive instruction and /or supports in academics and self-management that help them to access the general education curriculum.  A resource room may utilize small group instruction, specialized (research-based) instruction, supplemental curriculum, etc. Some students will be served in a Co-Taught general education classroom, where both a general education and special education teacher are present.

Extended Resource Room

Students with a variety of moderate-severe disabilities, including cognitive impairment or low cognitive profile, in grades K-12 receive the majority of their instruction in a setting outside the general education classroom. Instruction in pre-academic, basic academic, functional academic, social and behavioral skills, and adaptive classroom skills is provided on an individual and small-group basis. Students recommended for the ERR program based on the LRE process are included on a part-time basis in general education classes.

Kuna Transition Program

Kuna Transition Program is for students who are 18-21 who require additional training in life and pre-vocational/vocational skills.  Students in this program have attended 4 or more years of high school but continue to need additional training in order to become more independent, functioning adults.  Students work on personal, social, life, and pre-vocational skills in a classroom setting and work on-site at Kuna High School or in the community to build employment skills.  


The Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) offers academic, emotional and behavioral support to students within a highly structured and closely supervised environment. A wide spectrum of support is provided based on each student’s individual academic and behavioral needs. Students participate in a weekly group and social skills group that will focus on effective communication and interpersonal skills, plus replacement behavioral change, symptom management, and overall coping skills.

Kuna Early Learning Center

The  Kuna Early Learning Center provides quality teaching and learning that  promotes school readiness by  focusing on the following areas of development: Physical Development and Health, Social and Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge and Skills, English Language Development, Mathematics Knowledge and Skills, Science Knowledge and Skills, Social Studies Knowledge and Skills, and Logic and Reasoning.


Title IA

Title I is a federally funded program in six of our elementary schools. Funding for this program is based on the percentage of students attending each school who qualify for free or reduced lunches. Title I provides reading and math support for students who are performing below grade level according to District and/or State benchmarks. Our goal is to help every child become successful in reading and math by providing lessons to reinforce reading/math strategies. Each child’s progress is closely monitored to ensure instruction is meeting his/her needs. Students are expected to complete all assigned work and practice these strategies at home each day.

Parents are a vital link for success in school. We encouraged parents to build strong parent/school relationships through effective communication, attending school conferences, and assisting at home to develop good study habits. We ask parents to contact their child’s teacher(s) with any questions about progress. 


Title 1 Staff Contact Information

Academic Intervention Coordinator

Beals Cathy

Dr. Catherine Beals

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646



Forrey AmandaIndian Creek Title 1 Interventionist

Mandy Forrey

911 W. 4th Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1009


Doan KathleenRoss Title 1 Interventionist

Kandy Doan

610 N. School Avenue
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1011

Kingery KristinaHubbard Title 1 Interventionist

Kristina Kringery

311 E Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1007


Teed Title 1 Interventionist

Cody Sweet

441 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1005

Smith CindyCrimson Point Title 1 Interventionist

Cindy Smith

1941 N. Shayla Avenue
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 955-0230


Fellin RoxanneReed Title 1 Interventionist

Roxanne Fellin

1670 N. Linder Road
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 955-0229

School Social Work Services

Who We Are

School Social Work Services within the KSD are provided by a combination of professional staff, multiple full year social work interns assigned from area university social work programs and volunteers contributing to the implementation of social work projects and services. Certified district social work staff consists of Jeff Harry, LMSW, Coordinator of District Social Work Services, Shannon Shayne, LMSW, Family Resources Coordinator, and Sara Lawson, LMSW, Social Worker.

Harry JeffCoordinator of District Social Work Services

Jeff Harry, LMSW

Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 861-4400


Family Resource CoordinatorShane Shannon

Shannon Shayne, LMSW

Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 761-0820

Lawson Sara

District Social Worker

Sara Lawson, LMSW

Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 861-4400



What We Do

School social work services consist of both direct interventions with students and families and indirect services including working with school, community, and other agency personnel to address student concerns and needs including assistance to student families.

Direct services include:
• Small group student counseling focused on issues such as family divorce/separation, bullying prevention, tolerance toward others, social skills, conflict resolution, personal problem solving, and self-esteem/self-identity.
• Short-term, individualized student counseling sessions to solve specific presenting issues present in the student’s life.
• Sustained, concrete resource supports for students and their families carried out through projects such as Operation School Bell, Weekend Backpack Program, Back to School Supplies, Holiday Family Giving Trees and Santa Bus Projects, Weekly Food Pantry, Community Garden Project, and Daddy Daughter Dance.

Indirect services include:
• Providing student and family resource connections to other community agencies, institutions, and service providers with the goal of enhancing student school progress and family well being.
• Conducting pertinent student assessments and plans including social histories, functional behavioral assessments, positive behavioral intervention plans, and bio-psychosocial assessments.
• Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational environment.

Special Education

Mission Statement

Kuna School District advocates for school-based and district-aligned Special Education Services to create meaningful, individualized education plans to maximize student potential by ensuring all students are learning every day and being prepared to face life’s joys and challenges in becoming contributing citizens of our community, our state, and our nation



Who We Are

Director of Special Education

Vermaas Ludee

Ludee Vermaas

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646


District Special Education Coach

cole randi

Randi Cole

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646

Admin Assistant/ Enrich Specialist

horning hayley

Hayley Horning

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646


Medicaid Specialist

grosshans shannon

Shannon Grosshans

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646

Student & Community Services




Welcome to Student & Community Services

Welcome to the Student & Community Services website. This website is designed to provide up to date information on our program, services, activities, and accomplishments. Our goal is to provide quality assistance to students, parents, staff and administrators.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive and individualized services to empower all students to realize their educational goals. When we say all students we mean all. Students have all different kinds of backgrounds that include students from low income or migrant families, having disabilities, acquiring English as a second language, medical or health concerns, struggling with emotional issues or homelessness. We support students in a variety of ways; from working with individual students to working with small groups and classes to providing resources and training. We have personnel with specialized skills and resources. Our Student Support Services are listed to your right with links to for more information. You will find names, emails, telephone numbers and resources. Our dedicated staff put their heart and soul into serving students. They look forward to working on behalf of your child.


eileenwebStudent & Community Services 


Eileen OShea

711 E. Porter Street
Kuna, Idaho 83634
Phone: (208) 922-1000
Fax: (208) 922-5646

Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter


Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter

View the past and recent newsletters from Superintendent Johnson to patrons and employees:
Superintendent Johnson's Newsletter...

Rumors, Questions, Feedback


Rumors, Questions, Feedback

If you heard a rumor and want clarification or want to give feedback, please use the following link:
Rumors, Questions, Feedback...

School Alert Text Messaging


School Alert Text Messaging

Text Messaging is just another important tool Kuna School District is implementing as a way to communicate to parents.

District and Community eFlyers


Kuna School District - Peachjar

School and school district-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events.

  • KMS Student Led Conferences - Mar. 1  4-7 pm

    KHS & IPHS Parent Teacher Conferences - Mar. 6  4-7 pm

    End of Quarter 3 - Mar. 23

    Spring Break - NO SCHOOL - Mar. 26-30

    Kindergarten Open House - Apr. 25    2-7 pm

    6th Grade Portfolio Reflection Scoring (K-6 two hour early release) - Apr. 27

    No School (Teacher In Service) - May 11

    KHS Seniors Last Day - May 18

    KHS Graduation - May 24   3:30 at Idaho Center

    No School (Memorial Day) - May 28

    IPHS Graduation - May 30   5:30 pm at KPAC

    Last day of School (two hour early release) - June 1

  • kids hallwayNew Student Registration - 2017-18 School Year

    All new students registering for the 2017-18 school year, can complete the registration packet by clicking the following links which are available in both English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please check out the Online Enrollment FAQ

    KinderlogoKindergarten Registration - 2018-19 School Year

    The district offers a variety of schedules and programs in order to best meet the needs of families in our community.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2018/19 school year will open Feb. 1, 2018.

  • kuna way

    The Kuna Way Awards

    Please help us to celebrate our colleagues and community partners who are examples of practicing the Kuna Way.

    If you know of someone who should receive this award, please nominate this person via the website feedback link.

Kuna Weather

Kuna, Idaho

Kuna Mission and Vision


The Kuna School District inspires each student to become a lifelong learner and a contributing, responsible citizen.


Working together with parents, community resources and educators, each student who graduates from the Kuna School District will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to have the future he/she desires.