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 Students for Success
- Maintain Community's Investment in our School Buildings
- Update Educational/Community Spaces for Arts and Athletics
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
- Repair and renovate aging building conditions such as heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and roofs
- Update and improve classrooms in all schools by creating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) spaces, adding flexible furniture
- Expand parking lots to improve safety and traffic flow at pick-up/drop-off zones at Barrington High School
- Expand parking lots to improve safety and traffic flow at pick-up/drop-off zones at Countryside, Grove, Lines and North Barrington (pending approval by IDOT, villages and counties)
- Create classroom space at all elementary schools to support students with special needs and students who require movement/sensory breaks throughout the school day.
- Build new 800 seat fine arts center/auditorium at Barrington High School
- Improve PE/athletic facilities at Barrington High School
- Renovate kitchen space at all schools
- Renovate Student Services spaces (counseling, attendance, health services, dean’s office) at Barrington High School
For more details on the projects at each school, click here.
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.