Letter: Kaneland High School test results an embarrassment
Is this the tipping point on why I should move to better school districts just a few miles east of here? I’ve asked my wife and myself this question several times.
It’s an embarrassment that Kaneland High School test scores resemble those of an inner city school with uninvolved parents, administrators and community leaders. Admit it. That’s what this looks like.
Peopleâ€™s impressions are that this is no longer a high achievement school district just west of Chicago, where students thrive in the nurturing pastoral settings of Kane County. We are now an area that appears to be riddled with uninvolved school leaders and administrators not willing to lead and make compelling decisions.
Where is the administration’s response to these test scores? I expected a more exigent reaction with a detailed, specific plan of action the moment these scores were released to the public. Instead, the next School Board meeting is not until Sept. 13. Then they will think about it, mull it over and get back to us when they get around to itâ€”too late and too lackadaisical.
Maybe I won’t move to Geneva. Maybe I’ll stay and fight. Maybe I’ll run for School Board this spring.