At its Dec. 17, 2018 meeting, the Barrington 220 Board of Education adopted a resolution to place a $185 million referendum question on the ballot for the April 2, 2019 general election.
- Improve Safety and Security at our Schools
- Update Classrooms to Prepare our Students for Success
- Create Community Spaces for Arts and Athletics
- Maintain our School Buildings
In general, the funds would be used to:
- Improve safety and security at all Barrington 220 schools
- Eliminate mobile classrooms at BMS-Station, BMS-Prairie and Grove Avenue Elementary
- Modernize and improve classrooms in all schools
- Renovate kitchen and cafeterias at all schools
- Build a new 800 seat fine arts center/auditorium at Barrington High School
- Create additional parking and improve traffic flow at Barrington High School
- Improve PE/Athletic facilities at Barrington High School
- Renovate the library at Barrington High School
- Renovate Student Services spaces (counseling, attendance, health services, dean’s office) at Barrington High School
- Add sensory/therapy rooms at all elementary schools to support students with special needs and students who require movement/sensory breaks throughout the school day.
- Expand parking lots and improving traffic flow at Countryside, Grove, Lines and North Barrington Elementary Schools
The Board’s decision to put a $185 million referendum question on the April 2, 2019 ballot was made after a two year community effort called “Blueprint 220”. This Included many community engagement sessions, which led to the development of a $500 million master facility plan for the district. The master facility plan identifies a variety of Barrington 220's needs over the next 20 years. A $185 million referendum would address those needs which the community has indicated are most critical at this time.