Board of Education

An update from Barrington 220: April 4, 2019

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Board to decide on food service programs

At its April 2 meeting, the Board heard a presentation about the bids received from various food service management companies, as Barrington 220 looks to improve its lunch programs. For the 2019-20 school year, Barrington High School will move off the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Elementary and middle schools will remain on the NSLP. The Board plans to vote at its April 16 meeting on which food service companies it will use for BHS and grades preK-8.

Currently, all Barrington 220 schools participate in the National School Lunch program, which provides reimbursements from the state and federal government. As required by the state, the district's food service contract must go out to bid every five years. For the past two years, the district has been seeking feedback from parents, students and staff about what types of food options they would like to see in our schools.

D220 moving to new headquarters soon

At its April 2 meeting, Dr. Brian Harris gave Board members an update on the new District Administrative Center, which will be located at 515 West Main Street, right across from Barrington High School. The district acquired the building last fall from Pepsico, which it most recently used as a facility for Gatorade. The building is nearly double the size of Barrington 220’s current district office at 310 James Street. This additional space will allow the district to house all district level staff in the new building, which will free up space in our schools for additional educational needs. Staff are expected to move in by the end of this school year.

Board views artwork created by BHS students

At its April 2 meeting, Board members had the chance to view work created by graphic design and photography students at BHS. In these courses students learn the fundamentals of design theory and explore how visual communication of ideas is integral to modern communication. Projects are rooted in skill and task based challenges, and students use different materials, tools and industry standard equipment. The work is based on individual student interest and problem-based learning.