District 65 board member Rebeca Mendoza resigns


Daily file photo by Patrick Svitek

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Education Center, at 1500 McDaniel Avenue. The district is seeking applications to fill a school board vacancy after school board member Rebeca Mendoza submitted her resignation last week.

Delaney Nelson, City Editor

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is seeking applications to fill a school board vacancy after board member Rebeca Mendoza submitted her resignation on April 28, according to a Monday news release.

In 2017, Mendoza was selected to fill the position of former school board member Omar Brown, who resigned. She was reelected for a second term in 2019.

Throughout her time in office, Mendoza served on multiple board committees, including as Chair of the Policy Committee, City-School Liaison Committee and the Head Start Parent Policy Committee, according to the release.

Those who are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter and a resident of District 65 for at least one year are eligible to apply. Applications are due by Friday, May 21.

Mendoza’s successor will be announced and appointed at the June 14 board meeting. Their term will end in 2023, after which they must run for reelection.

In the news release, school board president Anya Tanyavutti thanked Mendoza for her time on the board.

“On behalf of the School Board, I would like to thank Rebeca for her four years of service on the District 65 Board,” Tanyavutti said. “She has been a consistent, unwavering, impactful champion for early childhood, environmental justice, and high quality bilingual services.”

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