School District 204 Update

At their first back-to-school meeting, the board agreed to Sell Country Lakes Park to the Naperville Park District.

“The Naperville Park District has been leasing this property since 1992 and has improved the space for outdoor recreational opportunities. The current lease will expire on July 31st, 2017,” said Jay Strang, Chief School Business Official of District 204. “The Naperville Park District would like to purchase the property so as to keep the space open for recreational purposes.”

The land will be sold for 1.85 million dollars, which will be used to pay off debt incurred during the construction of Metea Valley High School.

Also at the meeting, the school board passed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, the foundation is an independent organization that works to support District 204. The document clearly defines the relationship between the two organizations.

“As they’re building towards being this larger and larger foundation that supports our district and our students that it would be a really good governance practice to put these things down in writing,” said Dr. Karen Sullivan, superintendent of District 204.

Since their founding in 1988 the foundation has raised over four million dollars for the district.

Citing good performance for the first two years, the board agreed to extend superintendent Karen Sullivan’s contract until 2020.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

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