Kaneland approves purchase of new curriculum materials

By on April 13, 2012

by Keith Beebe
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board trustees on Monday voted 7-0 to approve the purchase of new curriculum materials.

According to a memorandum from Dr. Sarah Mumm, director of educational services K-5, and Erika Schlichter, director of educational services 6-12, the School Board on Feb. 27 heard details about a proposed curriculum purchase, which included the following:

• Math materials to support common core standards in grades K-12

• English Language Arts materials to support the common core standards in grades 9-12

• Material needs at Kaneland High School related to the schedule change (eight-period schedule) for the 2012-13 school year

The memorandum states that the total expenditure for purchase of new curriculum materials is $315,441.

“I am extremely excited about the new curriculum purchases. While this is not an easy time to allocate resources to curriculum materials, we need to ensure that our resources are aligned to the new expectations set through the common ore standards,” Superintendent Jeff Schuler said. “Additionally, we purchased some materials in preparation for the move to an eight-period schedule at Kaneland High School.”

Schuler said the district planned for these expenses and spent money wisely this year so that the School Board can make this expenditure, and is excited about the impact the new instructional materials will have on student learning.

“This purchase supports several objectives identified in our Vision 2014 Strategic Plan and our overall mission to ensure students are college, career and community ready,” he said.