The most dramatic change to come about from Monday’s board meeting is the change in school lunches. Students will see an increase in the price of hot lunches and milk in the 2016-2017 school year. The school board decided to increase the hot lunch price to $3, and milk will increase to $0.40.
The board decided to withdraw Kaneland High School from the National School Lunch Program, due to the money the school is losing from more students choosing ala carte over hot lunch. The middle school will continue to be part of the NSLP. This also makes it possible for vending machines to be put back in the high school. The rest of the meeting featured students being recognized for their efforts.
Athletic Director Peter Goff congratulated the four wrestlers who will qualify for the IHSA state wrestling meet. Juniors Hayden Patterson and Riley Vanik and seniors Austin Kedzie and George Strang will advance to state.
“I followed them around; what a hard working team,” Goff said.
Sophomore Grant Wilk gave a presentation on what he plans to do for his Eagle project. Over the summer, Wilk wants to bring the track event pole vault to the middle school. He plans to build the runway, yet the middle school will have to share poles with the high school until they can gather their own. He estimated the costs to be around $9,250. Wilk hopes to raise money through fundraising. Donating will be available in May, with donations being collected by Elburn Troop 7.