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Committee votes to rename school

The District 65 School Board is scheduled to receive a report Tuesday from an ad hoc committee supporting the proposal to rename Haven Middle School for retiring Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton.

The District 65 School Board is scheduled to receive a report Tuesday from an ad hoc committee supporting the proposal to rename Haven Middle School for retiring Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton.

The committee reportedly voted 4-3 in favor of renaming the school at a meeting last week.

The committee report says private donations have been promised to cover the cost of renaming the school.

The school name change is on the school board’s agenda for its meeting as a discussion item.

Mayor Morton began her career in District 65 as a classroom teacher at Foster School in 1953 and later taught at Nichols and Chute middle schools.

She was named principal at Haven in 1977 and held that position until her retirement in 1989.

She was elected 5th Ward alderman in 1985 and began the first of her four terms as mayor in 1993.

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