At its June 19 meeting, the board of education heard a preliminary report from the district's Social Awareness, Cultural Diversity, Citizenship & Social Emotional Learning Task Force (SACDC-SEL).
The SACDC-SEL was formed last fall, to support the board's priority to increase social awareness, cultural diversity and digital citizenship in Barrington 220. The task force is comprised of Barrington 220 staff members from all levels.
The goal of the task force is to support the academic and social emotional learning needs of students throughout their journey in Barrington 220.
The task force will continue to meet over the summer and throughout the 2018-2019 school year, focusing on how to better align system-wide programming from elementary school through high school, that meets the current needs of students.
Board votes to replace scoreboard at BHS
At its June 19 meeting, the board of education approved the installation of a new scoreboard for Barrington Community Stadium. The current scoreboard, which was installed more than 10 years ago, has reached the end of its functional life. The new scoreboard will have a larger video screen and better sound system. It will be paid for through donations, which board members approved at the meeting, from Wickstrom Auto Group, Motor Werks of Barrington, Long & Company Jewelers, Lake Cook Orthopedics and three additional sponsors who will be named in the coming months. The scoreboard is expected to be installed this fall.
Barrington 220 Educational Foundation seeks executive director
At its June 19 meeting, the board of education heard an update from the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Since the foundation was formed in 1999, it has given more than $3 million to support programming and curriculum in Barrington 220. In recent years it has supported major projects such as the Barrington 220 Elementary STEM Program and the new BHS-TV van. Currently the foundation is raising funds for a Health Sciences Lab at BHS and to transform the current Sunny Hill library into a 21st century learning space. If you would like to work with the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, it is currently searching for a part-time executive director. For more information about the position and to apply, click here.
Board considers referendum on spring 2019 ballot
At its June 19 meeting, the board of education continued its discussion on the next steps in the Blueprint 220 master-facilities initiative. The board plans to seek more community feedback in the fall, in order to potentially put a referendum question on the ballot in the spring of 2019. In May the board held three meetings, where community members provided feedback on this draft master-facilities plan, in which the board prioritized building renovations for our high school, middle schools and elementary schools. Priority levels build upon each other for a cumulative effect. For example, in the $250 million column, upgrades at the high school level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns. The board will continue reviewing the feedback this summer. To view the video from each of the three meetings and send in your feedback, click here.