Board of Education
An update from Barrington 220: October 2, 2019
Board one step closer to approving Distance Learning Plan
The Distance Learning Plan is a district-wide plan to have students complete the school day from home, on an inclement weather day. This could eliminate the need to make up days at the end of the school year. The Barrington 220 administration has been working in collaboration with the Barrington Education Association (BEA) and Barrington School District Employee Organization (BSEO) on a Distance Learning Plan, which encompasses traditional lesson assignments at home that do not require an electronic device, as well as eLearning (lesson assignments at home that require an electronic device, such as an iPad). Barrington 220 is working with all school PTOs to develop a document for parents that would answer frequently asked questions about the Distance Learning Plan.
Board approves 2019-20 priorities
Every fall the Board of Education selects its priorities for the upcoming school year. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Board approved seven priorities for 2019-20 (listed in alphabetical order):
1) BUDGET: Maintain a balanced budget, monitor food services, review transportation program
2) COMMUNITY RELATIONS: Expand/strengthen community engagement, investigate strategic plan options, educate and engage all stakeholders in the upcoming March 2020 referendum
3) HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Educate and prevent adolescent risk behaviors
4) OPTIMAL TIME FOR LEARNING: Expand blended learning options, initiate Distance Learning options, monitor impact of change to school start times
5) SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY: Continue to research and implement best practice
6) SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Foster digital citizenship, promote cultural sensitivity, strengthen self-awareness and empathy
7) TECHNOLOGY: Pursue best practices in cybersecurity, monitor instructional value of devices
Register to vote in the presidential primary election
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Roslyn Road earns National Blue Ribbon Award
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: 2015
Roslyn Road Elementary: 2013, 2019
Homecoming is this weekend!
In his report at the Oct. 1 Board meeting, Dr. Brian Harris reminded the community that BHS Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. The theme this year is "Candyland Homecoming—It’s Going to Be Sweet!”. The community is welcome to attend the following events:
- Pancake Breakfast: The community is invited to the annual “Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast” in the BHS Cafeteria from 7am until noon. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids.
- Homecoming Parade: leaves from the METRA station at 10:15am, then marches down Main Street to BHS.
- Open House: The Barrington community is invited to attend an open house at the new location for the Barrington 220 District Administrative Center, at 515 West Main Street. The open house will start at 11am, following the parade. Visitors are welcome to stop in for a tour until 1pm.
- Varsity Football Game: come cheer the Broncos on at 1pm, as the team takes on Conant High School at Barrington Community Stadium.