Rebeca Mendoza.

Rebeca Mendoza, who was appointed to the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board in 2017, has resigned, and the board is seeking a replacement.

Mendoza, appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Omar Brown, had sought to run as a write-in candidate for 5th Ward alderman this year but failed to get on the ballot after a paperwork mix-up that she blamed on City Clerk Devon Reid.

Mendoza had won a four-year term on the school board in 2019.

Would-be new board members need to be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age, a registered voter and have lived within the school district boundaries for at least a year.

Applications for the position are available online.

Applications are due by Friday, May 21. The new board member is scheduled to be appointed at the board’s June 14 meeting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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