It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the death of Tom Vaughn, driver of bus #77. Tom has been a valuable member of our school community for many years. In his role as bus driver, he has always tried to make positive connections with students and families and many will be deeply affected by his passing. We wanted you to be aware of this situation so that you can discuss this with your child.
Because of our close school community, we recognize that this loss may have wide reaching impact. Please watch your children and be alert to any changes such as:
Physical- any changes in sleep patterns or eating habits
Emotional- any changes such as unusual fears, anger, worry, or clinging behaviors toward parents
Social- loss of interest in usual activities
Counseling staff will be available to provide support to all students at school if needed. If you think that your child is having a particularly difficult time dealing with this loss, please contact your building’s counseling office and we will provide additional assistance as needed.
Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies go out to Tom’s family and friends.