In Molitor v. Kaneland Community Unit District 302, the Illinois opened up school districts to civil lawsuits. The case was over a bus crash during the early years of the school. The father of a student injured in the crash sued for $56,000. The court stated that public school districts should not be immune from civil tort action.
Kaneland competes in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and Illinois High School Association. They have a total of nine Illinois High School State Championships, in football (1997, 1998), boys' track and field (1975, 1977), girls' track and field (1987, 1988), boys' cross country (1987), girls' basketball (1982), and baseball (2011).
Kaneland has gone to the playoffs for football three times in the past three school years. All three years the team went undefeated in the regular season, obtaining a 9-0 record.