Burchell proposes intramural activity plan

By on February 19, 2010

Although proposed budget cuts would eliminate competitive sports for the sixth- and seventh-graders, middle school principal Rick Burchell proposed a variety of intramural sports to replace the more expensive programs.

In a memo to Associate Superintendent Jeff Schuler, Burchell said that, in addition to the existing clubs, music programs and activities such as the yearbook and student council, he foresees offering activities such as volleyball, tennis, flag football, cross-country, soccer, ultimate Frisbee/Frisbee golf, basketball, pickle ball, badminton, wrestling and track.

According to Burchell, these activities could be offered for approximately a quarter of the cost of the current program, while expanding after-school participation to include the sixth-graders.

In addition, running the programs immediately after school, from 2:40 4:10 p.m., would also free up the facilities for possible use by community groups and clubs, such as the Sugar Grove Park District, Kaneland Youth Football or Kaneland Cagers, in the evenings.