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  • 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. Click here to read a thank you message from Dr. Harris

    The Board of Education is currently discussing a preliminary project timeline for the Referendum 220 projects. Barrington 220 is working with architecture firm DLR Group and Pepper Construction to complete the projects. The timeline for construction is anticipated to span four years (2020-2024). 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 has formed a Referendum Construction Steering Committee which is helping lead the Design, Bid and Build phases. Barrington 220 intends to begin construction at BMS-Prairie, BMS-Station and Grove Avenue Elementary, in order to prioritize safety and security at those buildings, which includes the elimination of the mobile classrooms. More details for each school's timeline will be provided in the near future.