Board of Education
An update from Barrington 220: November 20, 2019
Board recognizes Roslyn Road for 2nd National Blue Ribbon
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the Board of Education recognized Roslyn Road Elementary, which received the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award. Last week Roslyn staff members Michelle Alvarez, Cindy Hesselbein and Gina Weis traveled to Washington, DC to attend the National Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony. They were accompanied by Dr. Craig Winkelman, Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Schools and Operations.
"You don't win a Blue Ribbon if you don't have people working together," said Roslyn Principal Paul Kirk. "We definitely have that at Roslyn and in Barrington 220."
Roslyn is one of only 25 schools across Illinois and 362 schools nationwide to earn a 2019 National Blue Ribbon. Roslyn also earned the award in 2013. Barrington 220 schools have now earned a total of 11 National Blue Ribbon awards. Those schools include:
Barrington High School: 1993
Arnett C. Lines Elementary: 1994, 2008
Barbara B. Rose Elementary: 2014
Countryside Elementary: 2016
Grove Avenue Elementary: 1992, 2007, 2016
Hough Street Elementary: 2015Roslyn Road Elementary: 2013, 2019
Roslyn teachers Cindy Hesselbein, Gina Weis and Michelle Alvarez visit the Washington Monument.
Roslyn students and staff at the Nov. 19, 2019 Board meeting.
Dr. Craig Winkelman, Cindy Hesselbein, Gina Weis and Michelle Alvarez at the National Blue Ribbon award ceremony.
38 BHS students named National Merit Commended
Congrats to the following students: Ved Anand, Arjun, Asija, Calista Brady, Samantha D’Angelo, Jessica Giacomin, Abraham Holtermann, Jack Hoppe, Saaketh Kanimilli, Sofia Khatoon, Aarthi Koripelly, Maks Kowalski, Allison Lacy, Isabella Lebovic, Colin Lehmann, Nicholas Lenz, Jonathan Louis, Charlotte Lucas, Lillian McHugh, Benjamin Meitzler, Ana Nelson, Linnea O’Brien, Dominic Oetinger, Arjun Pal, Lucas Rot, Saad Sadiq, Abigail So, Ian Song, Shubham Srivastava, Rhea Thomas, Henry Varwig, Tarun Voruganti, Joshua West, Ella Wickstrom, Alexander Xia, Brian Yang, Christopher Yang, Andrew Yu, Bradley Yu.
Board approves estimated 2019 tax levy
Board approves which IASB resolutions it plans to support
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the Board approved which resolutions it plans to support from the Illinois Association of School Board's (IASB) 2019 resolution proposals. The Board will NOT support a resolution which provides local school boards the option of developing Student Safety and Protection Plans which allow voluntary district employees, in any capacity, the ability to carry a concealed firearm on district property.
Every November school boards from across the state send a delegate to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) conference in Chicago. At this conference, the delegates vote on proposed resolutions IASB will pursue in the upcoming legislative sessions.
Board approves demolition of property near Prairie and ELC
Barrington 220 purchased the property last school year, after Cook County rejected a proposal from the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District to build a fire station at the site.
School Board Members Day celebrated across Illinois
Barrington 220 named Top Workplace
Register to vote in the presidential primary election
Are you registered to vote in Illinois? The Board of Education is placing a $147 million school district referendum question on the March 17, 2020 ballot. A successful referendum would fund many important facility upgrades in all of our schools. Click here to begin the voter registration process today! You can also stop in the front office of any of our school buildings or District Administrative Center to register.
Please note: You can register to vote in the March 2020 primary election if you're turning 18-years-old on or before the date of the presidential election on November 3, 2020.