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It was in with the new and out with the old Monday night as the new term of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board began, following the April 5 election.

It was in with the new and out with the old Monday night as the new term of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board began, following the April 5 election.

As its first official action, the Board elected Katie Bailey president and Andrew Pigozzi vice president for the next year. Two newly elected members, Eileen Budde and Richard Rykhus, replaced Keith Terry and Bonnie Lockhart, who Superintendent Hardy Murphy lauded as “the smartest people I ever knew.”

Pigozzi also accepted the chairmanship of the Board’s Finance Committee.

The retiring Board members received plaudits from their colleagues, who praised them for their “tireless dedication” to the children of the District, which includes all of Evanston and a portion of Skokie.

Upon her election, Bailey expressed appreciation for the support “of this incredible community and incredible district with great schools.”

Bailey, Budde, and Rykhus were the top three vote-getters in the April 5 election, defeating Terry, who ran for re-election. Lockhart did not seek a second four-year term on the Board. The other members of the board—Pigozzi, Tracy Quattrocki, Jerome Summers, and Kim Weaver—are in the middle of four-year terms.

Above: District 65 board members Jerome Summers, Kim Weaver, Richard Rykhus, Tracy Quattrocki, Andrew Pigozzi, Eileen Budde, and Katie Bailey take their oath of office.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Very proud

    The very proud parents of Eileen Budde wish the entire board our best as they take on the hard job of watching over and helping determine the education of Katie, Julia, and Lizzie, our wunderenkelinen, and all the other wonderful grandchildren of Evanston.

  2. School Board

    Terry and Lockhart are the smartest people Happy Hardy ever knew?  He must have surrounded himself with morons.

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