Richard Rykhus, midway through his second term on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education, announced this week that he will be resigning from the board after it votes on an operating referendum at its next meeting, January 10.
This year Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and Freedom, will be observed from the evening of Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. The Evanston public menorah lighting ceremony will take place Sunday Dec. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Fountain Square.
One candidate is running unopposed for a partial term on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65, but there are seven candidates vieing for four regular four-year terms on the board, according to an update Tuesday morning from the Cook County Clerk’s office.
After months of discussing the financial future of Evanston’s schools, the Finance Committee of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to recommend to the full board that it seek an operating referendum of $14.5 million in the upcoming April election.
On the first day of filing as candidates with the county clerk’s office for positions on Evanston’s two school boards, four candidates were in line in downtown Chicago as filing began at 8 a.m. Monday.