by Keith Beebe
KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve an extension of Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s contract through 2016.
Board member Tony Valente was absent from the meeting.
There are no new financial terms to the contract extension, which Schuler said is simply an extension of time to ensure that the leadership in the district will be stable though the duration of its current strategic plan.
“I look forward to continuing my service to Kaneland School District and will certainly devote my full attention toward meeting the performance targets outlined in the contract and in our Vision 2014 Strategic Plan,” Schuler said in a memo that was included with the contract. “Kaneland School District is a great school district, and I am honored to continue serving as Superintendent of Schools.”
Board President Cheryl Krauspe said that the board is confident in the leadership of Dr. Schuler and believes that the Kaneland School District will benefit from continuing that relationship.
“The Board of Education has approved an ambitious set of performance targets that will provide direction for the district, and that will gauge our progress in meeting and exceeding our rigorous strategic plan,” she said.