All posts by Stefanie Frazier

  • 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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  • Community can weigh in on superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland community today will have an opportunity to weigh in on the qualities it wants to see in the next district superintendent of schools. The educational search firm BWP & Associates will host focus groups consisting...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    KHS students, Aquascape Inc. construct courtyard pond

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School students recently helped construct a courtyard pond featuring trees, shrubs and flowers. The water recycled in the pond comes from Kaneland’s tap water, minus the chlorine. Long koi swim the water while cascades of...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Kaneland staff discusses textbooks

    KANELAND—A Kaneland mom at the Sept. 8 School Board meeting expressed concern regarding the fact that her son currently “does not have textbooks.” As clarification, Mike Purcell, director of Educational Services 6-12 for the Kaneland School District,...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Kaneland tabs firm to handle superintendent search

    KANELAND—Kaneland’s next superintendent of schools could be working in the district sooner rather than later. The Kaneland School Board on Sept. 17 voted 4-0 to hire BWP & Associates as the educational search firm responsible for finding...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Kaneland considers search firms for superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week discussed the search firms it may enlist to find its new superintendent. Kaneland previous superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, submitted his letter of resignation in late July after accepting an offer to...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • School Board approves 2014-15 budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week approved the 2014-15 budget. Board member Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland assistant superintendent for business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs earlier this year provided information for the tentative budget, stating...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • TransCanada, School Board discuss upcoming pipeline project

    KANELAND—Representatives from TransCanada on Monday gave a presentation about the pipeline construction set to take place on the east side of Kaneland High School. The objective of the presentation was to answer questions from board members. TransCanada...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Kaneland considers potential nepotism policy

    KANELAND—The topic about potential nepotism in the Kaneland School District has been raised during several recent Kaneland School Board meetings. School Board member Tony Valente on Aug. 18 identified what he perceived to be a “nepotism issue,”...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

    KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded. The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Details emerge regarding Sorrick resignation letter

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Aug. 25 approved the hire of Dr. Ken Sorrick as interim Kaneland superintendent. The next day, Sorrick resigned from the position. Sorrick on Aug. 26 wrote a letter to Kaneland Board President...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • School Board discusses pipeline construction project

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently discussed the safety of a pipeline construction project set for later this month. TransCanada will be working on the natural gas pipelines, which it owns. The area is on the east side...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Kaneland to revisit interim superintendent candidate pool

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board is back to the drawing board in terms of hiring a new interim superintendent of schools. The majority of the Kaneland School Board on Monday had approved Dr. Ken Sorrick as the new...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • School Board approves Schuler resignation

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-2 to approve Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler last week accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District, where he will make a...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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    Schuler to leave Kaneland

    Will become Wheaton-Warrenville superintendent KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler last week agreed to become the new superintendent of schools for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District. Schuler, 42, a Plainfield resident, has worked in the Kaneland School District for...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • School Board approves 2014-15 tentative budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday agreed to the 2014-15 school year tentative budget. School Board trustee Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland School Board President Cheryl Krauspe was absent from the meeting. Dr. Julie-Ann...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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