Board of Education
An update from Barrington 220: August 12, 2020
Board approves Barrington 220 Roadmap to Reopening
At its August 11 meeting, the Board approved a resolution to adopt the district's Roadmap to Reopening, which states students will begin the 2020-21 school year with Distance Learning. The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Thursday, August 20. The first day of school for PK and kindergarten is Monday, August 24.
The district plans to remain in Distance Learning mode until at least Friday, October 16. A district committee made up of school nurses, teachers, support staff and school administrators is working to create re-entry criteria that will be used, in conjunction with local health guidelines, to determine when students can safely return to in-person learning.
Parent University: Preparing for Distance Learning
Board approves Director of Equity, Race, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives
ELC recognized for excellence
Board adopts tentative FY21 budget
Board approves superintendent search firm
At its August 11 meeting, the Board approved School Exec Connect as the firm it will use to help select Barrington 220's next superintendent of schools. The Board will now work with the firm on how to gain public input on the superintendent search and set a timeline for the process. In June the Board of Education shared that after more than 30 years in public education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Harris will retire at the end of his contract on June 30, 2021. Dr. Harris has served as the Barrington 220 Superintendent of Schools for the past six years.
No school on Election Day 2020
- Nov. 2, 2020: BHS and Barrington Transition Center parent/teacher conferences will now be held on Monday, Nov. 2.
- Nov. 6, 2020: This will be an early dismissal day for elementary students. This will be a full regular attendance day for middle, high school and Barrington Transition students. This will remain a non-attendance day for ELC students.
- Feb. 15, 2021: Teacher In-Service Day (non attendance day for students)