Dec. 18 Kaneland notes

By on December 18, 2009

Committee struggles with attendance, changes meeting time
Although the Finance Advisory Committee met regularly this year, the committee struggled to meet the quorum requirements of 60 percent attendance. The committee set a meeting schedule that it hopes will increase attendance for a majority of members.

However, five of the members resigned because the new schedule, which is the first Tuesday of the month, does not work for them. The FAC accepted resignations from Karen Glad, Sean Michels, Steve Pitstick, Shana Sparber and Melisa Taylor.

With the membership number reduced to 17 from 22, only 10 members must be present to establish a quorum.

According to the website, the goals of the FAC are to deliberate financial problems, issues and questions, advise the board and administration regarding district finances, and to facilitate cooperation and communication between the schools, the district and the community.

District to put Esker Drive extension to bid
The Kaneland School District will ask for bids for the Esker Drive extension in January. The road extension, part of the Kaneland Harter Middle School construction project, will provide two entrances to the school campus, from Harter Road and Wheeler Road.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. estimated the cost of the road extension at approximately $1.5 million. The actual cost will be determined once the district receives the bids.

School officials said they anticipate approval of a construction contract by March or April, with completion of the project set for July.