Evanton Township High School board member Doug Holt today announced that he’s not planning to run for re-election.

Holt, who’s concluding his first four-year term on the board, says he wanted to announce his plans now “to allow time for others who may be interested in board service to step up.”

“In particular, I think it’s important for the board to include voices from parents — either with students in District 65 getting ready to make the transition to high school, or at ETHS now. As a wise person once said to me, the view you get at the board room table is not always the same as you get from the dinner table. But you only get that dinner-table view if you have a student in the school,” he added.

He suggested that persons interested in serving on the board consider participating in the Evanston Community Foundation’s public service challenge workshop on Oct. 15, and said he’d be happy to speak with anyone interested in learning more about the campaign process.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Thank you Doug

    Doug – Thank you for your service on D202 school board. You've advocated and advanced both Equity and Excellence at ETHS, and have not sacrificed one, at the expense of the other. Your preparation, thoughtful comments and insightful questions are appreciated and serve to ensure that the plans and programs implemented at ETHS are actually effective. Thanks again for your dedication towards enabling all students to realize their potential.

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