Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education
(Pictured from left - Suni Kartha, President; Sergio Hernandez, Member; Candance Chow, Member; Paul Goren, Superintendent; Lindsay Cohen, Member; Joseph Hailpern, Member; Omar Brown, Member; Anya Tanyavutti, Vice President)
District 65 is governed by the Board of Education comprised of seven locally-elected members. School Board members serve, uncompensated, for four-year terms. The Board of Education is responsible for hiring a superintendent to ensure that schools are managed in accordance with State of Illinois laws and policies set forth by the school board. The Board of Education should also set educational goals for the schools - based on state laws and community values - and see that the superintendent as well as all district staff members vigorously pursue those goals. Each year, a Quarterly Planning Calendar is developed and contains strategic plan and operational milestones in addition to identified topics for monthly Board meetings. This calendar is available on the Meeting Dates
page of our website.
Members of the District 65 Board of Education are elected at-large during the Consolidated Election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. (If that date conflicts with Passover, the election moves to the second Tuesday.) Terms of members are staggered so that there are three or four seats contested at each biennial election.