D65 Candidate Forum Tonight

If you missed the Central St. Neighbors Forum, come listen and learn about the candidates running to fill positions on the D65 School Board. 

The Bessie Rhodes and King Lab PTAs are co-sponsoring a Candidates' Forum on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Bessie Rhodes Magnet School, 3701 Davis Street, Skokie. 

This will be an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear them speak on district and magnet school issues.

In the election for District 65 School Board, there are three seats being contested this year. Five candidates are running, two of whom are incumbents: Keith Terry and Katie Bailey. Current board member Bonnie Lockhart has chosen not to run again. 
The candidates for District 65 are:
• Katie Bailey 
• Eileen Budde 
• J.B. Rees 
• Richard Rykhus 
• Keith Terry 

The PTA Council has more information about the candidates for D65 & D202 and also an Online Forum where you can ask questions of the candidates - http://www.ptacouncil.org

Additional forums:
Tuesday, March 8 - 7:30 p.m. – League of Women Voters - D202 Candidates, Evanston Township High School, N112, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
Saturday, March 19 - 10:00 a.m. – NAACP Forum - D65 & D202 Candidates, Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston

Early Voting Starts March 14th @ 8:30 am
Early Voting ENDS March 31st @ 5:00 pm
Remember to VOTE – Election day is April 5th (but no need to wait)

To vote early - just go to the Lorraine Morton Civic Center @ 2100 Ridge Avenue
Room 1700
Hours are : 8:30 am until 5 pm ; Monday through Friday (CLOSED Saturday & Sunday)
Bring a picture ID with current home address (Drivers license) – You must be a registered voter.

Like many parents with children in the Evanston school systems, I have met many excellent teachers. However, I was also privy to many conversations with other parents about teachers to avoid and indeed, met teachers I felt should've retired or sought another career.
The subject of teacher tenure has been raised by J.B. Rees and nationally has been a Republican issue. I support labor in general, but I feel somewhat conflicted about tenure's local impact upon my children.
What are other Evanstonians opinions about this issue?