Evanston Skokie School District 65 board member Anya Tanyavutti announced Monday night that she’s resigning from the board, effective immediately.
Tanyavutti’s resignation came at the same meeting at which the board announced the appointment of Tracy Olasimbo to fill the vacancy created by the resignation in August of Marquese Weatherspoon.
Thirteen candidates had applied for the Weatherspoon vacancy.
Three board seats — the one Olasimbo was just appointed to, the one until now held by Tanyavutti and the one held by Board President Sergio Hernandez — will be up for election next April.
Olasimbo has said she plans to run next year for a full four-year term on the board.
In her application for appointment, Olasimbo said the district “must address the blatant and subconscious racism that our students and families have to deal with on a constant basis.”
She called the board “a governing and supportive entity for the superintendent” and said she “would like to address the lack of teacher/educator accountability.”