Residents interested in being on School District 65’s strategic planning committee have just over two weeks to apply.

Board members Tuesday announced a deadline of March 21 for applications for membership on the committee, which will meet this spring and early fall to develop a new five year plan to guide the district’s programs.

The committee is scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on six Saturdays, April 12 and 26, May 10 and 31, and Sept. 13 and 26.

The board is seeking a total of 30 to 40 people — a mix of parents, teachers, district staff and board members — to serve on the panel.

Persons interested in serving can contact the board’s secretary, Pat Markham, at 847-859-8011 or email

More information and application forms are also available on the district’s website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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