Kaneland School District notes

By on May 7, 2009

by Lynn Meredith

Spending cuts continue
Kaneland officials continue to reduce deficit spending to achieve the balanced budget required by July. From a deficit of $1,478,344 that they projected in February, to being $113,724 away from its goal, the district says its cuts paid off.

“In February, we became very pro-active. We have made significant progress toward balancing our revenues and expenditures for the 2009-10 school year,” Assistant School Business Official Julie-Ann Fuchs said. “The cuts we made are truly starting to help us reach the goal of a balanced budget.”

The district reduced spending by $500,000 in nonpersonnel cuts. It also cut full- and part-time staff positions.

New board settles in
The newly elected members of the Kaneland School Board took the oath of office Monday.

Newcomer Kenneth Carter and incumbents Elmer Gramely and Cheryl Krauspe join Bob Myers, Diane Piazza, Deborah Grant and Lisa Wiet as members of the 2009 School Board.

The new board unanimously elected its officers. Returning to their respective positions are Lisa Wiet as board president, Elmer Gramley as vice president and Cheryl Krauspe as secretary.