Kaneland says no adequate resources for non-resident students

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a resolution stating that no District 302 school has the adequate resources, capacity and staffing to qualify as a candidate for accepting non-resident choice students from non-district schools without doing harm to educational programs in the district.

Board member Tony Valente was absent from the meeting.

According to a memorandum from Superintendent Jeff Schuler, West Aurora School District 129 inquired last week as to whether or not the Kaneland Board of Education would consider an intergovernmental agreement that would allow students attending “choice schools” in District 129 to attend higher performing schools in District 302.

The document also states that Kaneland would need to accept the financial responsibility for all staff and material expenses associated with educating “school choice” students.