The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board of Directors has pushed back the start of its regular meeting Monday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., which could indicate it may be close to a decision on filling the vacancy on its board as a result of the resignation of Bill Geiger.

The agenda calls for the board to convene at 5:30 p.m. and then go into closed session to discuss the vacancy. Three hours later, the public portion of the meeting is due to begin.

Fourteen persons have applied to fill the vacancy, which must be accomplished within 45 days of Geiger’s resignation, which took effect on May 27. That means the decision deadline is July 12.

The board recently held three special closed-door sessions, presumably to interview the 14 candidates.

At its last public meeting, half of the six remaining members of the board voted to select Anne Sills, who came in fourth in the April election to fill three spots on the board, but the other three members chose to follow the board’s written policy that resulted in the 14 applications.

If it’s completed the interviews, the board could be ready to announce its decision Monday night.

Earlier story:

Tie vote keeps Sills off the D202 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...

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  1. Sure hope we add diversity and equity to ETHS
    D202 has an opportunity to appoint a Latina to the board. In my recollection neither school board (65 or 202) has had a Latina and both school districts have had difficulty reaching out to the the Latino community. This is an opportunity to demonstrate ETHS’s true commitment to equity and diversity. Please don’t disappoint!

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