D55 schools to have three-hour early release Monday

BLACKFOOT — Schools in the Blackfoot School District will have a three-hour early release Monday in lieu of the regular one-hour early release. The family of Dane Petersen requested the early release to allow bus drivers who worked with Dane to attend his funeral. Dane's father, Chad, also works at Miles Bus Co.
The early release will also make it possible for Dane’s classmates and staff members who work with Marsha Petersen, who teaches at Groveland Elementary, or who had Dane as a student, the opportunity to attend the funeral.
There will be no kindergarten classes at Irving Kindergarten Center or special education pre-school classes that day. Irving Kindergarten's Polar Express night will occur as scheduled.
Dane Petersen, 17, passed away Dec. 14. He was a senior at Blackfoot High School.
A funeral service for Dane Petersen will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blackfoot Idaho South LDS Stake Center. 900 Riverton Rd.
The family will meet with friends and family on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot and for one hour prior to the service at the stake center.