Letter: Thank you, School Board members

By on November 19, 2009

Nov. 15, 2009, was designated as School Board Members Day in Illinois.

Kaneland joined other school districts across the state in recognizing and thanking the members of their boards of education for the time, effort and dedication to our students. Whether it is an issue related to one student or to all 4,700 students, the Kaneland School Board members have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the welfare and education of Kaneland students.

Board members are not elected to represent specific clienteles or interests. Rather, they have the very difficult role of being trustees or stewards of the School District on behalf of the entire community. At times, this role can involve the very difficult process of balancing the varying interests of all concerned—students, staff, parents and non-parent community members. They take this responsibility very seriously.

The mission of the Kaneland Community Unit School District No. 302 is to guide and challenge all students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to contribute to and successfully participate in a diverse democratic society. This mission is to be accomplished through a continued partnership of students, district personnel, parents and other community members. As the board members work together, it is clear that they support this mission and seek to hold all of us accountable for our roles in achieving it.

The current members of the Kaneland Board of Education are Lisa Wiet, President; Elmer Gramley, Vice President; Cheryl Krauspe, Secretary; Bob Myers, member; Ken Carter, member; Deborah Grant, member; Diane Piazza, member.

On behalf of the entire School District and community, I want to recognize and thank the members of the Board of Education for their hard work and dedication.

Charles McCormick
Kaneland Superintendent