Board of Education

An update from Barrington 220: Feb. 6, 2019

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Upcoming referendum information sessions

In order to inform the entire Barrington 220 community about the referendum question on the April 2, 2019 general election ballot, the Board of Education is holding 3 information sessions. All community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. The agenda at all meetings will be the same.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: 9am at Barrington High School (616 West Main Street, Barrington)

  • Monday, March 4: 9:30am at BMS-Prairie (40 East Dundee Road, Barrington)

  • Wednesday, March 6: 7pm at BMS-Station (215 South Eastern Avenue, Barrington)

In addition, you can also visit the new referendum section of the Barrington 220 website. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions, estimates on how the referendum may impact your taxes and specific plans for each Barrington 220 school.

If the referendum passes, it is estimated that the owner of a $500,000 home would pay an additional $100 more in annual property taxes, which amounts to less than $2 per week, or 27 cents per day.

Board hears results from Apple Inc. research project

At its Feb. 5 meeting, the Board heard a presentation about the findings from a year-long study about creativity in the classroom, which Barrington High School conducted in partnership with Apple Inc and Dr. Damian Bebell, Assistant Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The study explores how BHS students and teachers can best use the district’s One to World program to create a learning environment that enhances students’ creativity and problem solving skills. Last fall BHS was named an “Apple Distinguished School” in recognition for its implementation of the One to World program, which provides laptops to all BHS students. To read the entire report, click here.