Referendum Advisory Committee Meetings
In October and November the Board received community feedback on the master-facility plan, to narrow down which parts a potential referendum question should focus on in the April 2019 general election.
At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Board approved the formation of a Referendum Advisory Committee to gain that community feedback. In October and November committee members reviewed the plan and provided this recommendation to the Board in late November. The committee was made up of representatives from more than 50 community organizations. In addition, there were five at-large positions.
Oct. 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Oct. 22, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Oct. 29, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Nov. 12, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Community Phone and Online Surveys
During the month of October, the Board worked with a communications firm to conduct a telephone survey with a random sampling of residents in the Barrington 220 boundary area, as well as an online survey. The phone survey results were presented to the Board at its Nov. 6 meeting. Click here to view the online survey results.
During the second half of the 2017-18 school year, the Barrington 220 Board of Education worked to refine a draft master-facilities plan for our schools. In the plan, the Board prioritized building renovations for our high school, middle schools and elementary schools. The priorities were based upon community feedback from meeting in fall 2017, projected costs and the district's four academic focus areas (Fine, Visual & Performing Arts, Future-Ready Learning, Physical Health and Wellness and STEM). Priority levels in the chart build upon each other for a cumulative effect. For example, in the $250 million colun, upgrades at the high school level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns. Upgrades at the middle school level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns, plus additional work listed in the $250 million column. Upgrades at the elementary level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns, plus additional work listed in the $250 million column.
In May 2018 the Board held three community meetings to present this draft plan to the community. In the summer of 2018 the Board reviewed the community feedback from these meetings and then approved a master-facility plan at its Sept. 4, 2018 meeting.