The Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board has until Aug. 12 to fill the vacancy on its board that resulted from the resignation of Eileen Budde.

Board President Tracy Quattrocki made the announcement Monday night at the conclusion of the board’s monthly Finance Committee meeting, after which the full board went into executive session to finalize its search strategy.

Quattrocki said that a formal written resignation was received by the board from Budde today and that state law requires the board to fill the vacancy within 45 business days.

Before the end of the week, an application will be up on the district’s website, she said, and interviews will be scheduled during the month of July. The board expects to formally elect its new member at its first meeting in August in order to meet the Aug. 12 deadline, Quattrocki added.

Budde’s term would have ended next spring, which means the new board member will be in office for less than a year before facing re-election.

There are seven members of the board, and elections are held every two years to fill terms that run for four years. In the spring of of 2015, there will be three board members up for re-election, including Richard Rykhus and Katie Bailey.

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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