Now that Evanston has declared itself to be a “sanctuary city” and the Evanston Township High School District 202 board has unanimously passed a “safe haven” resolution for the high school, there was speculation that the District 65 board would follow suit.

And indeed, the agenda for the regular meeting Monday of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education was published Friday, and Item 18 is listed as “Resolution for Safe Haven Schools.”

Also at the meeting, the board is scheduled to appoint a new member to fulfill the remaining two years of the term of member Richard Rykhus, who resigned earlier this month due to work and family time restraints.

Because Rykhus was also vice president of the board and chair of its Finance Committee, the board is scheduled to choose replacements from among its membership for those two assignments, and perhaps juggle the remaining committee assignments.

Also on the full agenda are discussions of the Hispanic Student Achievement Report and the district’s Achievement and Accountability Report as well as an update on its early childhood program.

The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

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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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