MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland School District 302 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution establishing the $250 driver's education fee at its meeting on May 27.
The board also unanimously approved a number of actions in its consent agenda, including the approval of an athletics training services contract, Illinois Association of School Boards annual dues and hot lunch and milk fees for Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School in the 2020-21 school year.
Lunch for students and adults will be raised by 10 cents from last year, and will cost $3.10 at both the middle school and high school levels for students and $3.60 for adults.
Milk cartons will remain the same at 40 cents per carton.
The board also approved the purchase and installation of new chillers and cooling towers, which are approximately 22 years old, at both Kaneland John Stewart and Kaneland John Shields Elementary Schools for approximately $690,000 total.
The costs for the project are expected to be spread over two budget years in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
The board approved the installation of a new Valcom intercom system to be installed at Kaneland High School for an estimated cost up to $125,000. The intercom is expected to be integrated with the district's phone system. In the future, when other District schools need intercom upgrades, the systems will be able to communicate with each other across buildings.