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Omar Brown, member of the District 65 School Board, has submitted his resignation, effective July 7, 2017, citing work and family commitments. Mr. Brown’s Board service began in 2014. He served on the Policy, Strategic Planning (Financial Sustainability), and City/school liaison committees.

“On behalf of the school board, I would like to thank Omar for his service as a Board member in District 65. His perspective on policy and, in particular, his expertise on labor and employment matters has been valued,” said Suni Kartha, Board President. “Although he is stepping down from this role, I know his service to the community will continue and we wish him success in his future endeavors.”

To fill the vacancy, the School Board will seek applicants from across the District 65 community. In order to be eligible to serve on the Board, a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and resident of the State of Illinois and School District 65 for at least one year.

Information on how to apply will be available at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center (1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston) and on the District 65 website at www.district65.net beginning on July 17, 2017. Application documents must be submitted by July 31, 2017 at 4 pm.

All applicants will be contacted with next steps, including scheduling an interview with the Board, in early August. The applicant selected will be announced at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on August 21, 2017.

The term of the appointed Board member will run until the April 2019 election. For more information about the process, please visit www.district65.net/boardvacancy or contact Adeela Qureshi at (847) 859-8111.