Kaneland schools need volunteers for advisory committees

Kaneland School District 302 seeks members for community committees that advise the district.

The district needs volunteer members for its Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Facilities Planning Committee, Kaneland Connects Strategic Plan Committee and the Kaneland Foundation, according to a news release from the district.

The mission of the CAC is to improve Kaneland schools by advising the administration on educational and other issues facing the district. Members study and deliberate issues and concerns in the district and report the results of their studies to the administration. The CAC also advises the administration regarding policies of the district and facilitates cooperation and communication in educational matters between the school and the community, according to the release.

The mission of the FAC is to improve the education of all students of the district by monitoring financial issues and trends facing the district and advising the administration, according to the release.

The mission of the FPC is to maintain and improve educational programs and services for Kaneland students by advising the administration on facility use and projected future site and facility needs, according to the release.

The Kaneland Connects Strategic Plan Committee is expanding and looking for new community members. The committee reviews the progress of the district’s Strategic Plan, according to the release. If you are interested in serving on the Strategic Plan committee, contact Sarah Mumm at 10358@kaneland.org.

The Kaneland Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has contributed for decades to the educational needs of District 302 students. The foundation’s mission is to support academic excellence through innovation, according to the release.

Foundation directors meet several times during the school year and host several fundraisers, including an annual golf outing in August.

In preparing to add members to these committees and the foundation, representation from the Kaneland community is highly valued, according to the release.

The administration seeks a cross section of opinions and educational perspectives and an ability to work constructively with others. Bylaws of each advisory committee differ in membership numbers and length of terms, according to the release. The administration will determine from the bylaws the number of members added to the advisory committees and the Kaneland Foundation, according to the release.

More than 50% of Kaneland households have no school-aged children and those households should be represented on these committees.

If interested in learning more about membership on the CAC, FAC, FPC, the Kaneland Connects Strategic Planning Committee or the Kaneland Foundation, contact Julie Orphal at the Kaneland District 302 office at 630-365-5111, ext. 71109, or julie.orphal@kaneland.org.

Applications can be accessed and submitted via the foundation website. Once you begin the online application, you will need to complete it in full. A paper version of the application is available to download here. You may then submit it by email or mail. All applications are due Friday, May 17.