CAC charter gets makeover

By on August 31, 2010

Citizens Advisory Committee charter changes approved
KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board approved several changes to the Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) Charter on Monday.

The School Board voted 5-0 to approve changes to several sections of the charter. The CAC recommended the changes, which Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler presented to the board.

Under the changes, all members of the CAC must reside within the district, and Kaneland administrators may not join the CAC.

In addition, the board approved a charter provision stating that no CAC member shall miss two consecutive meetings and/or three meetings within one year. And, proposed charter changes must receive approval from the majority of the CAC before the School Board votes on them.

Previously, a CAC member could serve three consecutive terms, but under another charter change, a member may serve for an additional year, subject to CAC and board approval.

The School Board established the CAC in 2002 to facilitate communications between the board, administration and the community. The committee offers opinions and advice on various School District matters, and district personnel can communicate information directly to the citizens on the committee.