> about the consortium . . .
The Kane County Human Resources Consortium (KCHRC), formed in 2002, is a cooperative effort among the nine public K-12 school districts and the Regional Office of Education in Kane County, Illinois. Dedicated to the recruitment, selection, and professional growth of quality educators, the Consortium has created a single online application process allowing applicants to submit a teaching application to the following public school districts:
- Aurora East SD 131
- Aurora West SD 129
- Batavia CUSD 101
- Burlington Central SD 301
- Community Unit District 300
- Geneva CUSD 304
- Kaneland CUSD 302
- School District U-46
- St. Charles CUSD 303
In recent years, these public school districts have hired a combined average of 800 teachers per year.
> why work in kane county?
The majority of Kane County's population is located along the Fox River Valley, approximately 35 miles west of Chicago (see map). Our proximity to the nation's third-largest city provides convenient access to all that a metropolitan area has to offer.
- There are nine (9) local school districts (all Pre-K to 12 units) in Kane County that serve more than 105,000 public school students. Each district has a distinct character arising from its unique community of learners and educators.
- These districts employ 6,600 public school teachers.
- There are roughly 425,000 residents in Kane County.
- Teacher salaries in Kane County rank among the top in the state and nation.
- Kane County is home to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Illinois Math and Science Academy and four colleges.
- For demographical information on Kane County, visit the Census 2000 QuickFacts web site.
> diversity in kane county...
The Kane County Human Resources Consortium is preparing for the not-too-distant future in which it is estimated that by the year 2050, 47.2% of the U.S. population will be people of color. Today, in Kane County alone, dozens of languages are spoken by nearly half-a-million people of which 320,340 are White; 23,279 are African-American; 95,924 are Hispanic; 1,255 are American Indian; and 7,430 are Asian and Pacific Islander (sources: Illinois Census 2000: Census 2000 Data, U.S. Census Bureau: Census 2000 QuickFacts).
In an effort to align our teacher recruitment efforts to reflect this diverse student population, KCHRC member districts are committed to increasing the number of minority teachers through the development and implementation of strategies to recruit, support, and retain minority staff members.