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Candidates sought to fill new D65 board vacancy

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The Evanston School District 65 school board is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board created by the resignation Monday of Candance Chow. 

Chow was elected to the board in 2013 and served as president of the board and chairman of the finance committee.

“On behalf of the school board, I would like to thank Candance for her seven years of service,” Board President Suni Kartha said in announcing the resignation. 

“She has been a vocal advocate for children and families and a dedicated public servant” Kartha said. “We know her decision to resign her position prior to the end of her term was not taken lightly. We wish her and her family all the best in the future.”

To be eligible for appointment as a school board member, a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter and a resident of the State of Illinois and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 for at least one year.

Information on how to apply is available online and at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center at 1500 McDaniel Ave.

Application documents must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Interviews will be held March 17-18 and the applicant selected will be announced at the March 23 board meeting.

The term of the appointed board member will run until the April 2021 election.

This is the second resignation from the board in less than a year. Lindsay Cohen resigned last July and was replaced by Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan.

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