April 4, 2017 Election
Learn about education related issues and candidates on the ballot!
There is a lot at stake for public education at the April 4th election in Evanston. We urge all voters to learn about candidates for D65 and D202 school boards and to find out the facts about the D65 referendum. Be informed, get engaged — your vote matters!!
District 65 School Board – There are five open seats on the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board. Four seats for four-year terms and one seat with a two-year unexpired term. Meet the D65 Candidates (PTA Council Website)
District 202 School Board – There are four open seats on the Evanston Township High School District 202 School Board. Each seat is for a four-year term. Meet the D202 Candidates (PTA Council Website)
For 15 years, District 65 has passed a balanced budget by keeping reductions as far from the classroom as possible. However, expenses continue to increase at a faster rate than revenues. The financial challenges that District 65 faces are very real and urgent.
The District 65 school board has unanimously approved a resolution to put a question on the April 4, 2017 election ballot asking for community authorization to increase property taxes to support school operations. Over the past year, the board and administration have thoughtfully discussed potential options to address the district’s impending financial crisis, including a referendum.
Public education is a cornerstone of our community. Make sure that you are informed about how the D65 referendum will impact our schools and community.
- District 65 seeks operating referendum
- Frequently Asked Questions
- D65 Referendum Infographic_2017
- D65 Budget Infographic_2.17
Evanston/Skokie PTA Council information:
Evanston RoundTable Coverage: