Regional school superintendent Bruce Brown said Monday that he has made a decision on who is to fill the vacancy on the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board that resulted from the resignation in May of William Geiger, who is moving to North Carolina.

But Board President Pat Savage-Williams would not say Monday who the regional official selected.

“When it is official,” she said, “I will first inform the board and then I will submit a press release. “

The normal process for filling a vacancy is that the choice is made by the remaining six board members.

But if they are unable to do so, then the task is shifted to the regional superintendent, under Illinois law.

That process was set in motion when the board, at a special meeting on July 1, failed by a 3-3 vote to agree on a successor to Geiger.

Three members, Savage-Williams, Mark Metz, and Monique Parsons, wanted the unpaid job to go to Anne Sills, who came in fourth in the April school board election when the four-year term of three seats were on the ballot.

But members Doug Holt, Jonathan Baum, and Gretchen Livingston voted against that motion, saying they wanted to interview the 14 citizens who had applied to fill the Geiger vacancy.

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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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