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Ever thought of running for school board?

Are you interested in the future of Evanston education? Have you ever thought about participating in a campaign for school board or running for a school board seat? If so, the Evanston Public Service Challenge is for you.

Are you interested in the future of Evanston education? Have you ever thought about participating in a campaign for school board or running for a school board seat? If so, the Evanston Public Service Challenge is for you.

Two non-partisan workshops will provide practical information about running local campaigns and serving effectively as board members. The workshops are scheduled for Saturdays, Nov. 13 and 20, from 8 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

Participants can register for one workshop for $15 or for both for $25.

The Public Service Challenge is sponsored by a coalition of civic groups, led by the Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston. Sponsoring groups include Childcare Network of Evanston, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Coalition for Latino Resources, Evanston Branch of the NAACP, Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs, and the League of Women Voters of Evanston.

Workshop sessions will focus on school finances, best practices in education, and effective relationships among board members, administration and the public, as well as the nuts and bolts of local campaigns.

For more information and to register, go to evanstonpublicservicechallenge.org or call 847.492.0992.

Elections for seats on Evanston’s two school board are coming up in April.

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