The PTA Council and the League of Women Voters of Evanston are sponsoring a forum for the candidates for the District 65 and the District 202 School Boards. ETHS Parents Engaged are a co-sponsor of the District 202 forum. There are three seats that will be filled on each Board in the April 7 election.

There are four candidates for the District 65 School Board: Incumbents Omar Brown and Richard Rykhus, and in addition Jennifer Phillips and Adrian Dortch.

There are five candidates for the District 202 School Board: incumbents Jonathan Baum and Mark Metz, and in addition, Mr. Dortch, Monique Parsons and Anne Sills.

The forums are scheduled as follows:

District 202 Candidates: 7-9 p.m., March 2, in the auditorium at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.

District 65 candidates: 7-9 p.m. March 5, at Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

The forums are open to the public.

Both forums will be live streamed and available (after a few days’ delay while they are posted) on demand for viewing later. Persons must be present at the forums, however, to submit questions.

Monday’s District 202 candidate forum video will be available at this link:

Thursday’s District 65 candidate forum video will be here:

All of the candidates have returned questionnaires, and their responses are now available on the election tab on the PTA Council web site at