Kaneland School District notes

By on January 30, 2009

by Lynn Meredith

Kaneland seeks citizens for advisory boards

The Kaneland School District is looking for members of the community to serve on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC), Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) and Finance Advisory Committee (FAC).

The CAC advises the Kaneland School Board and administration on educational issues facing the district. Members will be asked to study problems and issues, and discuss them in meetings.

The FPC is tasked to help maintain and improve educational programs and services for students. The group will consider the facilities currently in use, as well as how facilities and sites can be developed in the future.

The FAC monitors financial issues and trends, and will advise the School Board on economic issues.

“Please know that the selection committees will seek representation from the various attendance areas within the Kaneland community,” a district press release stated. “We seek a cross section of opinions and educational perspectives within a general ability to work constructively with others … More than 50 percent of Kaneland households have no school-age children in them, and those households should be represented on these committees.”

To learn more about membership on the CAC, FPC or FAC and for an application form, contact Sharon Sabin at the Kaneland District office at (630) 365-5111, ext. 109, or sharon.sabin@ kaneland.org. Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Five candidates run for School Board

With three vacancies on the Kaneland School Board, three incumbants and two new candidates filed their intentions to run in the April 7 election.

Elmer Gramley from Kaneville Township, Cheryl Krauspe from Campton Township and Jonathan Berg from Blackberry Township each will run for another term. Pedro Rivas from Blackberry Township and Kenneth Carter from Virgil Township will run for a first term.

A public lottery will be held on Friday, Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kaneland District offices to determine the placement of names on the ballot.