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Board Update: Jan. 15, 2019

Board reviews Blueprint 220 community feedback

This month the Board of Education is reviewing community feedback about the Blueprint 220 initiative, in order to determine which parts of the Blueprint 220 master plan should be included in a potential referendum question on the April 2, 2019 general election ballot.

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 shared with the Board on Nov. 6. The online survey results will be shared with the Board later this month. In addition, the Board is seeking community feedback through a Referendum Advisory Committee, which is made up of more than 50 community members. The committee will hold its fourth and final meeting next week and provide feedback to the Board at its Nov. 20 meeting.

Barrington 220 students outperform students in IL

At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the Department of Teaching and Learning on student achievement in Barrington 220. As is the case in previous years, the 2018-19 Illinois State Report Card shows the majority of Barrington 220 students continue to outperform students from across Illinois on state assessments. To view detailed data on how Barrington 220 schools are performing, please view our 2018-19 school profiles.


Dr. Harris shadows BHS student for a day

At its Nov. 6 meeting, BHS Student Council representative Delaney Nelson talked to the Board of Education about how Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Harris, recently shadowed her for the school day. Dr. Harris accompanied Delaney to all of her classes, to get a feel for a day in the life of a student. During the month of October, all Barrington 220 administrators shadowed students for a day at every grade level.

Board views artwork created by BHS students

At its Nov. 6 meeting, the Board of Education had a chance to view artwork created by Advanced Placement Studio Drawing and Painting students at BHS. Junior and senior students who wish to do college-level work in studio art may apply for this class by submitting a portfolio for review. Click here to view the pieces on display.