Kaneland District 302 seeking new committee members

Kaneland Unit District 302 seeks to add members to its citizens’ advisory, finance advisory, facilities planning, Kaneland Connects and strategic plan committees, as well as the Kaneland Foundation.

The citizens’ advisory committee improves Kaneland schools by advising the administration and regarding educational and other issues facing the district. Members study and deliberate problems, issues, and questions of concern to the district and report the results of their studies to administration. It also advises the administration regarding policies of the district and facilitates cooperation and communication in educational matters between the school and the community.

The finance advisory committee improves the education of all students of the district by monitoring financial issues and trends facing the district and advising the administration regarding them.

The facilities planning committee maintains and improves the educational programs and services for Kaneland students by advising the administration regarding current facility usage and projected future site and facility needs.

The Kaneland Connects Strategic Plan Committee is expanding and looking for new community members. This committee takes time to review the ongoing progress of the district’s strategic plan. If you are interested in serving on the strategic plan monitoring committee, contact Sarah Mumm at

The Kaneland Foundation is a non-profit organization that has contributed for decades to the educational needs of the students. Its mission is to support academic excellence through innovation. Foundation directors meet several times during the school year and host several fundraisers, including an annual golf outing held in August each year.

The administration seeks a varied representation from the Kaneland community, including a cross-section of opinions and educational perspectives with a general ability to work constructively with others. By-laws of each advisory committee differ in membership numbers and length of terms.

The administration will determine from said by-laws, the number of members added to the advisory committees and the Kaneland Foundation.

More than 50% of Kaneland households have no school-aged children in them and those households should be represented on these committees. If interested in learning more about membership, contact Julie Orphal at (630) 365-5111, ext. 71109 or Applications can be accessed and submitted via Once you begin the online application, you will need to complete it in full.

A paper version of the application is available to download at You may then submit it by email or mail. All applications are due Friday, May 17.

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