District 202 Board President Pat Savage-Williams announced this morning that Regional School Superintendent Bruce Brown has named Anne Sills to fill the remainder of Bill Geiger’s term on the Evanston Township High School board.
The board had deadlocked on selecting a replacement for Geiger after he announced his resignation shortly after the April school board election in which Sills finished fourth in the race for three board seats.
Three board members favored Sills, while the other three opposed her and favored interviewing the 14 candidates who had applied to fill Geiger’s seat.
Under state law, that deadlock left it up to the regional superintendent to make the selection.
Sills will serve until the next board election in 2017 and will have the option to run for a full term of her own then.
Savage-Williams thanked the other candidates who applied for the board position, adding, “We are extremely fortunate to have so many community members with such strong interests and depth of talents who are willing to serve our district in this capacity.”