School Board reviews current state of KJS, KSS roofs

by Mary Parrilli
KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday was given a review by Studio GC regarding their findings on the current state of the roofs located at Kaneland John Shields and John Stewart elementary schools.

Studio GC was hired last fall by Kaneland administration to provide the board with an investigative review of the roofing designs, installation and needed repairs for both schools’ roofs. The findings indicate that the roof on John Shields Elementary will need to be removed and replaced, while only minor repairs will need to be done at John Stewart.

District Superintendent Jeff Schuler recommended that the board adopt a new policy that will allow the district to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors in a locked, secure location, available for use when necessary. Schuler recommended the measure due to the district’s remote school locations, especially KHS

Tim Wolf, director of technology, presented his proposed technology upgrades to the board, including a proposal for the purchasing of 335 new laptops for teachers, which will free up 335 newer computers for student use. The School Board approved the upgrade by a vote of 7-0.