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D65 invites applications for Rykhus vacancy

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The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 hopes to install a new board member by Jan. 23 to fill the vacancy caused by the impending resignation of the board’s vice president, Richard Rykhus.

Rykhus, whose second term on the board is set to expire in April 2019, announced earlier this week that he intends to resign, effective Jan. 11, due to work and family commitments.

In a news release Friday, the district invited interested residents to submit a completed application, along with a resume, by Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.

Applications will be available at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave., and on the District 65 website beginning on Jan. 11. 

Interviews for the position will be scheduled between Jan. 20-22, with the winning applicant to be announced at the regular board meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, according to the release.

If that schedule holds, then three of the seven board members, including Omar Brown and Anya Tanyavutti, will represent successful applicants for appointment to board vacancies.

When school board elections are held in April, eight persons, including three incumbents, will be candidates for one two-year term and four four-year terms on the board.

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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