D65 to name new board member Oct. 15

The District 65 school board hopes to select a new board member Oct. 15 to fill the opening left by Sharon Sheehan’s resignation.

Ms. Sheehan submitted her resignation last Wednesday, citing in a public letter a lack of change in the district’s policies.

"I would add my thanks to Sharon’s service," said board president Mary Erickson during Monday’s working board meeting.

"And I truly hope that she found some kind of satisfaction from the board service. I would be remiss if I wasn’t completely honest and said I was hurt somewhat by the letter that she felt compelled to write to the public."

The six remaining school board members have 45 days to find a successor to finish her term, which ends in April 2009.

Ms. Erickson said board members plan to interview candidates the afternoon of the Oct. 15 meeting, deliberate and name a new board member, who will start that evening.

She said the board is looking for a commitment, interest in the district, and knowledge of the responsibilities of a board member.

People interested in the position can submit resumes and letters of interest by Oct. 9 addressed to Ms. Erickson at the District Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. in Evanston.

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