All posts by Stefanie Frazier

  • Kaneland discusses potential nepotism policy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday continued its discussion regarding potential institution of a nepotism policy. School Board trustee Tony Valente noted at a School Board meeting last fall that there are “a lot of family members...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Board rules in favor of 3 School Board candidates

    KANELAND—The Kane County Election Board on Monday handed down a verdict in favor of four school board candidates running on the April 7 ballot. Objections were made last week regarding the validity of candidate forms submitted in...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Objections made regarding School Board candidates

    KANELAND—Objections have been made regarding the candidacy of one incumbent and two community residents running for Kaneland School Board on the April 7 ballot. The candidates in question are School Board member Tony Valente, Jerry Elliott and...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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  • Kaneland receives energy conservation update

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently heard an update concerning energy saving initiatives for the district, presented by Dan Clark, the School District’s new energy specialist. The Kaneland School Board on April 28 approved a five-year contract with...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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  • School Board enjoys day of recognition

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members enjoyed a special day of recognition last month. School Board Members Day was celebrated Nov. 15 in Illinois. Kaneland School Board members were recognized at the Nov. 24 meeting. Trustees Tony Valente and...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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    ‘Mr. Montgomery’ reflects on Kaneland teaching legacy

    Photo: Earl Montgomery of Sugar Grove tends to his in-home garden. Photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—Earl Montgomery, a Sugar Grove resident, began his teaching career in 1958 at what was then known as Kaneland Junior Senior High...

    • Posted December 21, 2014
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    Kaneland welcomes new superintendent

    KANELAND—The search for a new Kaneland superintendent of schools is over. School Board President Cheryl Krauspe announced on Monday that Dr. Todd Leden will be Kaneland’s next superintendent. Leden, 47, of Geneva, is currently the associate superintendent...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Kaneland prepares to announce next district superintendent

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board has recently held several special meetings as it nears its announcement of the next Kaneland superintendent of schools. Former Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler resigned from the position last summer after accepting an...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Community gets opportunity to meet superintendent candidates

    KANELAND—The Kaneland community this week had a final chance to speak with the two candidates vying to became the district’s next superintendent of schools. According to a news release from Interim Superintendent Dr. Renee Goier, the first...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Kaneland talks Senate Bill 16

    KANELAND—Education funding could be distributed in a new way if an Illinois bill passes this spring The bill in question is Illinois Senate Bill 16 (SB16), also known as School Funding Reform Act of 2014. If passed,...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    KHS students honor war history during service trip

    Photo: The group poses in front of an American M-4 Sherman tank in Bastonge, Belgium. Photo submitted by Javier Martinez to KANELAND—A group of Kaneland High School (KHS) students in June experienced a historical adventure overseas....

    • Posted November 16, 2014
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  • School Board approves tentative levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a tentative levy. All but Valente and Rivas on Oct. 27 gave a thumbs up to having a tentative levy budget prepared by Kaneland Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs. According...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Kaneland production offers ‘shout out’ to education

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s (KAI) inaugural production of “Shout Out! Excited about Education” will take the Kaneland High School auditorium stage on Monday, Nov. 17. The show will feature 11 cast members from the Kaneland community. KAI...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • School Board approves assistant softball coach resignations

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-1 to accept the resignations of two Kaneland High School assistant softball coaches. Board trustee Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. He spoke about the two coaches, Kristyn Crawford...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Search firm announces Kaneland superintendent survey results

    KANELAND—Kaneland’s superintendent profile survey results are completed and now available for viewing. A total of 305 people responded to the online survey. Results can be found at The objective of the survey is to help educational...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • School Board OKs tentative levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday gave thumbs up to preparation of a tentative levy. School Board members Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente were not in favor of the tentative levy. The tentative levy will be prepared...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Kaneland interested in potential STEM school partnership

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Oct. 15 voted 6-0 to move from an exploratory phase to an interest phase regarding the John C. Dunham Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Partnership School. The School Board in August...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Kaneland forum updates community on superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Oct. 2 held a series of forums regarding its ongoing search for a new superintedent of schools. A general community forum was held that night at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Kaneland removes softball coach

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Sept. 29 voted 7-0 to release Kaneland High School softball coach Brian Willis from his duties as head coach. Willis had spent the last five years as head coach for Kaneland varsity...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • School Board approves teacher salary increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and Board of Education have reached an agreement to increase teacher salaries for the 2014-15 school year. All Kaneland School Board members on Monday agreed to the salary increase, with the exception...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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