In the fall of 2008, the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) appointed a sub-committee to work with the District on environmental issues. This environmental sub-committee has developed its statement of purpose and objectives.
Statement of Purpose
To assist the District in advocating positive environmental practices and minimizing the undesirable environmental impacts caused by operations, facilities, and educational activities. This will support the District’s Strategic Plan theme of a “Safe, Caring, Healthy Learning Environment.”
- Develop and maintain a list of environmentally sound practices performed within the District
- Develop, prioritize, and maintain a list of environmentally sound practices the District could be implementing
- Provide recommendations to the Board for environmental practices and projects including cost-benefit estimates and implementation plans
- Communicate the importance of District environmental practices, goals, and achievements to personnel, students, and the community
1) Virtual Backpack - Students and parents now have access to school and community-related information on the Kaneland Konnect system via the Web, rather than through the traditional backpack. Whenever possible, the District encourages information to be shared and distributed electronically. This initiative is a win-win! From an economic standpoint, the human resources not needed for copying and distributing hundreds of handouts saves both staff time and paper cost. The reduction in paper and photcopier ink is environmentally friendly.
2) Multi-Functional Devices - Beginning Fall 2010, the District began a three-year plan to remove printers from classrooms and replace them with centrally located multi-functional devices, where teachers and students can both print and copy. The implementation at the high school began in Fall 2011 and the implementation at Harter Middle School will begin in Fall 2012. The District realized reductions in paper, ink/toner, and also electricity, which saved the district money and is also helpful for the environment.
Welcome to the Kaneland Environmental Best Practices program. This program has been created and will be maintained by the District Environmental Subcommittee (part of the Facilities Planning Committee). The purpose of this program is to capture current practices and new ideas for future practices that are or will benefit the environment. This program will build awareness of the positive environmental activities being conducted within the District and help expand the benefit beyond a single location or school.
The Environmental Subcommittee will review all submittals and post informational updates on the Kaneland District website. The subcommittee meets once per month during the school year and will review submittals during its regular meetings. We hope that students, staff, and community members alike will participate in this program.
The Environmental Practices Request Form can be used to share an existing practice or to submit an idea for a new project. If you don't have the information to fill out the entire form, that is okay, just fill out what you can and submit the form. If we have any questions, we will get in touch with you. Initially, the form will consist of a downloadable document for you to complete and then fax this form to Julie-Ann Fuchs at (630) 365-9428 or scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the future, the form will be automated and you will be able to fill it out on the website screen.
Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent
Mr. Roger Well, Sugar Grove, Chair
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Ms. Suzanne Satterfield, KMS
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Mr. Mike Pollastrini, Elburn
Mr. Chet Meyer, Maple Park
Mrs. Judy Smith, Elburn
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