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Nominating petitions for the April 5, 2011 school board elections for School Districts 65 and 202 are now available. Forms for District 65 may be picked up at the office of the board secretary, 1500 McDaniel Ave., on any business day between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Forms for District 202 may be picked up in the office of the board secretary at 1600 Dodge Ave., Room H108, Evanston, on any business day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.       

The circulation period for nominating petitions begins on Sept. 21 and extends through Dec. 20. According to statements issued by each district, a school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the office of the board secretary no earlier than 8 a.m. on Dec. 13 and no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 for District 202, and Dec. 20 for District 65.

Three seats are up for election for each School Board, with terms expiring in April 2015. To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the School District for at least one year.

Potential Candidates

As of Sept. 27, the three incumbents on the District 65 School Board whose terms are expiring have taken out nomination petitions: Katie Bailey, Bonnie Lockhart and Keith Terry.

At School District 202, incumbents Jane Colleton and Mark Metz have taken out nominating petitions. In addition, Jonathan Baum, who previously served on the District 65 School Board, has taken out nominating petitions for a spot on the District 202 Board.

Larry Gavin

Larry Gavin was a co-founder of the Evanston RoundTable in 1998 and assisted in its conversion to a non-profit in 2021. He has received many journalism awards for his articles on education, housing and...