Letters are being sent out tonight to parents and guardians of the thousands of children in the Boise School District. School Superintendent Don Coberly and School Board President A.J. Balukoff are asking parents to keep their kids in the classroom. The letter comes in the wake of three days of walkouts and protests at a number of Boise schools including Boise and Borah high schools and North and South junior high schools. Hundreds of students have voiced their displeasure with Idaho school chief Tom Luna's plans to reform education.
"The irony of the present situation is that, as students leave school to demonstrate their views about the value of education, their absences may be perceived as devaluing the importance of academics."
You can read the full letter below.