News release from the Northwest Allen County Schools:
NACS to Collect Books in Honor of Susan Jordan
Books to be gifted in remembrance of Jordan
(February 2, 2016) – Six Northwest Allen County Schools buildings will begin collecting books to be donated to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. This is being done to honor the life of Amy Beverland Elementary Principal Susan Jordan who passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 when a bus jumped a curb striking Jordan and a few children. Witnesses say that Jordan pushed several kids out of the way before being killed.
Amy Beverland Elementary School is requesting that children’s books be donated to MSD of Lawrence Township schools in lieu of flowers.
The new book donations will be accepted from now until Friday, February 5, 2016. The schools that are collecting books on behalf of NACS are Arcola Elementary, Hickory Center Elementary, Perry Hill Elementary, Cedar Canyon Elementary, Maple Creek Middle School, and Carroll High School. NACS staff, students, and community members are eligible to make a book donation.
According to Indianapolis media reports, if anyone would prefer to make a monetary contribution instead of donating a new book, the family is requesting that these donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation https://wish.org/ or specifically to make a donation at https://secure2.wish.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donate_now&chid=100-000.