Prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year, Barrington 220 celebrated the end of Build 220 construction at five schools by hosting ribbon cutting ceremonies, which included tours of the new spaces.
Construction is currently underway at Barrington High School, Countryside Elementary and Hough Street School.
On March 17, 2020 registered voters in the Barrington 220 community overwhelmingly passed a $147 million bond referendum, which will greatly impact the future of our schools. The question was approved by more than 60% of voters.
Barrington 220 is working with architecture firm DLR Group and Pepper Construction to complete the projects. The timeline for construction is anticipated to last until 2025. It is divided into three phases:
Design: time needed to review concepts, produce construction documents, and receive authorization from the Board to release for bidding
Bid: time needed for prospective bidders to get drawings, estimate and submit bids for the design, and the construction team to analyze and formulate recommendations for Board approval
Build: time needed to award contracts, purchase materials, construct, and once completed, turn over the facility to the school district to occupy.
The district's Referendum Construction Steering Committee is helping lead the Design, Bid and Build phases. Schools which are currently in the “Build” phase include: BHS, Countryside and Hough, Schools which have completed the "Build" phase include: Grove, Prairie, Roslyn Road, Station and Sunny Hill. Barbara B. Rose, Lines, North Barrington and the Early Learning Center will enter the “Build” phase in Summer 2023.