Board of Education

An update from Barrington 220: November 6, 2019

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Board recognizes state golf champion

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Board of Education recognized BHS sophomore Mara Janess, who took first place in the IHSA individual Class 2A girls golf state tournament last month. Janess is the first state champion in history for the BHS girls golf team. She began golfing when she was about 9-years-old and says her favorite part of the game is the friendships she has made.

BHS players, Caroline Smith (3rd) and Sophia Sulkar (5th) also placed in the top 5. As a team, the Fillies placed 2nd in the state tournament. The team is coached by Tim Martin, who works as a counselor at BHS.

Dr. Harris participates in Shadow a Student Challenge

In his superintendent report at the Nov. 5 Board meeting, Dr. Brian Harris shared his recent experience of tagging along with a BMS-Station student for one day, as part of the Shadow a Student Challenge. The challenge encourages school leaders to walk in their students’ shoes. Dr. Harris shadowed 8th grade student Barrett Wilcox. This fall all Barrington 220 administrators are participating in the Shadow a Student Challenge across all grade levels.

Barrington 220 students outperform students across IL

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the Department of Teaching and Learning on student achievement in Barrington 220. As is the case in previous years, the 2019-20 Illinois State Report Card shows the majority of Barrington 220 students continue to outperform students from across Illinois on state assessments. To view detailed data on how Barrington 220 schools are performing, please view our 2019-20 school profiles.

Barrington 220 enrollment remains relatively flat

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Board of Education heard a 30-day enrollment report for the district. On Day 30 of the 2019-20 school year, total student enrollment was 8,611. On day 30 of the 2018-19 school year, total student enrollment was 8,640. The district expects enrollment to fluctuate during the school year, as it has in the past.

Board holds public comment on IASB resolutions

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Board held a public comment session regarding the Illinois Association of School Board's (IASB) 2019 resolution proposals.

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.

The Board will discuss and vote on which resolutions it plans to support, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 19. Click here to view the 2019 resolutions.

Board searches for buyer for former district office

In her report at the Nov. 5 meeting, Board President Penny Kazmier announced the district has not received any bids for the former district office located at 310 E. James Street in Barrington. The Board is currently considering its options to continue the sale process.

In September the Board approved a resolution that would authorize the sale of the building through a sealed bid process. The minimum sale price was set at $900,000. The building is located in an area with a mix of houses and businesses. At the end of the 2018-19 school year, Barrington 220 moved into its new location at 515 West Main Street, right across from Barrington High School.

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.