At the July 13 meeting, Board member Barry Altshuler shared an update on the district's Build 220 projects. Construction is well underway at both Prairie Middle School and Station Middle School, where new classroom additions are being built to replace the mobile classrooms. In addition, construction on a new front entrance is underway at Grove Avenue Elementary, which will provide a more secure entrance to the building.
In addition to the construction projects, Barrington 220 is seeking feedback on the furniture that will be purchased for any of the new classroom additions or common areas that are part of the Build 220 projects. An array of furniture samples will be on display at Countryside Elementary School July 27- July 29 from noon to 3pm and 4pm-7pm each day. Community members are invited to check out the new furniture and provide feedback.
At the July 13 meeting, the Board also approved a bid to refurbish the boiler at Barrington High School. The total cost of base bid and alternate awarded to a single bidder is $467,000. An estimated total of around $62 million will be spent on Build 220 projects at BHS. Construction projects at BHS are anticipated to span from March 2022 - February 2025.