Articles filed under Kaneland Unit District 302

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  • Your 2 cents sought on qualities for next Kaneland superintendent Oct 1, 2014 4:59 PM
    The firm charged with finding a new superintendent for the Kaneland school district is accepting the public's input at a meeting Thursday, and in an online survey starting Friday.

  • Editorial: Goal should be openness without censure Sep 3, 2014 9:24 AM
    Elected officials should be open, transparent and effective with the public and their fellow board members, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Kaneland unanimously OKs hiring 2nd interim superintendent Sep 2, 2014 11:32 PM
    The Kaneland school board hired its second interim superintendent Tuesday night, after hiring and then losing one in short order last week. Former Deerfield superintendent Renee Goier will take the helm Tuesday.

  • Why Kaneland’s interim superintendent quit after 1 day Aug 29, 2014 11:52 PM
    Ken Sorrick made it clear why he quit as Kaneland’s interim school superitendent the day after he was named: He can’t stomach outspoken school board member Tony Valente. “My skills are not designed for dealing with a certain personality on the board. It is not a good match. I would not be able to accomplish what your district needs,” Sorrick wrote in his resignation letter.

  • Gas pipe work to disrupt Kaneland High, soccer club activities Aug 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    Replacement of natural-gas transmission lines just east of Kaneland High School will disrupt several high school activities, and the Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization's fall schedule, on short notice. "We realize this is probably not the optimal time to be doing this," TransCanada spokesman Gretchen Krueger said. But increased use of the land above the pipes means stronger pipes are needed, she said.

  • Kaneland interim superintendent hired Monday quits Aug 27, 2014 10:47 AM
    The interim superintendent the Kaneland school board hired Monday is quitting. School board President Cheryl Krauspe confirmed Wednesday that Ken Sorrick has submitted a letter of resignation. She said, via email, that the board will meet Tuesday in closed session to accept the resignation and discuss how to proceed in naming a new interim superintendent.

  • Kaneland picks ex-Palos Hills chief as interim superintendent Aug 26, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Kaneland school board turned to a retired Palos Hills District 117 superintendent, Ken Orrick, to fill in as interim chief, and to lead it in a search for a new superintendent. “Not having somebody experienced to make those decisions at that time may impact the district,” board member Tony Valente said.

  • D302 board to discuss appointing interim superintendent Monday Aug 15, 2014 11:44 AM
    The Kaneland school board Monday will discuss, in closed session, what to do when Superintendent Jeff Schuler leaves at the end of the month, including possibly hiring an interim superintendent.

  • Kaneland board continues search for new superintendent Aug 14, 2014 4:41 PM
    The Kaneland Unit District 302 board of education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the district's administrative office in Maple Park, (not Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove) to continue working on a transition plan for leadership of the Kaneland district.

  • 2 Kaneland board members reject superintendent's resignation Aug 5, 2014 5:29 AM
    Two Kaneland trustees voted against accepting Superintendent Jeff Schuler's resignation Monday, questioning why they should let him out of his contract two years early. “Going forward, we need to make sure there are penalties. There's a lot of things we are out of right now,” Veronica Bruhl said.

  • Kaneland begins planning to replace superintendent Aug 1, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Kaneland school board will meet Monday to accept the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Schuler,and begin work on finding a replacement.

  • District 200 selects Kaneland leader as new superintendent Jul 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education approved a four-year contract Wednesday with Jeffrey Schuler to serve as the district’s new superintendent. Schuler, 42, comes from Kaneland Community Unit District 302, where he has served as superintendent since 2010. “We’re just absolutely thrilled,” said board of education President Barbara Intihar. “I have no doubt that Dr. Schuler is the right person at the right time for us.”

  • Kaneland school board meeting gets heated over budget Jul 29, 2014 9:46 AM
    The Kaneland school board Monday night tentatively approved a $66.5 million budget with a $3 million deficit in the education fund portion, over the objection of board member Tony Valente. Valente said administrators should have trimmed expenses. And he again criticized collecting more in property taxes for transportation than needed, calling the plan “immoral and unethical.”

  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

  • KAI Summer Theatre presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Jul 9, 2014 4:31 PM
    Page 2 The Kaneland Arts Initiative will conclude its 2013-14 season with the fifth annual summer theater production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” It will be presented July 11-13 and 18-20 in the auditorium of Kaneland High School.

  • KAI Summer Theatre presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Jul 8, 2014 3:23 PM
    If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal alter post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

  • Registration news for Kaneland Unit District 302 Jul 1, 2014 4:47 PM
    Kaneland Unit District 302 will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 20, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school will be provided the first day of school.

  • Kaneland names new asst. principal at elementary school Jul 1, 2014 3:34 PM
    The Kaneland Unit District 302 board of education is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Webster to be .5 Assistant Principal at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Teen’s death may have been a case of ‘breezing’ Jun 19, 2014 6:34 PM
    Police in Maple Park believe a 14-year-old boy struck and killed by a freight train last month may have been playing a dangerous game known as “breezing.” The name refers to the thrill some people get from standing up close to a passing train.

  • Kaneland middle schooler dies after being hit by freight train Jun 2, 2014 1:50 PM
    Kaneland Harter Middle School student Parker Wolfsmith has died, after being struck by a train Saturday evening. He was standing alongside train tracks near Liberty Street, according to Maple Park and railroad police.

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