Nov. 25 Kaneland notes

By on November 25, 2009

District to add content to staff development program
The district has added several topics to its staff development program, including educator ethics and appropriate teacher-student relationships, as well as conduct and issues related to young people who are parents or expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence. In addition, teachers and other personnel working with students in grades seven through 12 will receive training in the identification of the warning signs of suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens, as well as appropriate intervention and referral techniques.

School Board adopts tentative levy
The Kaneland School Board on Monday unanimously passed a adopting a tentative levy of $38 million for the coming tax year. The tax rate for homeowners will be raised to $4.12 per every $100 of EAV for their 2009 taxes, an increase of 14 cents per $100 of EAV. For a homeowner of a $250,000 home, this will translate to an additional $116 in property taxes.

A truth-in-taxation levy hearing will take place on Monday, Dec. 14, with filing scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29.