Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
January 25, 2021

Dear Barrington 220 Community:

We are now in Week #2 of the Hybrid 2.0 implementation and it has been great to see more students in our school buildings. 

While we are aware that one of the health metrics (Metric #1 on our coronavirus webpage) continues to exceed our Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold, our public health officials have advised that school districts can safely implement a Hybrid mode if the following five mitigation strategies are in place.

  • Consistent and correct use of masks
  • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Contact tracing in collaboration with local health department

Barrington 220 is committed to following these five CDC mitigation strategies and we believe this will allow us to bring back students more often in the near future. 
Upcoming Board of Education meetings
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30pm. This is the Board’s annual budget planning meeting. Click here to view the agenda.

The meeting will be held in person at the District Administrative Center. The number of people in the room will be limited to 25, as the district office (515 W. Main) is located in suburban Cook County which has moved to Tier 1 mitigations. This applies to public meetings held in a Cook County building. Public comment can be made in one of two ways:

  • In accordance with Board Policy 2.230, members of the public wishing to offer public comment in person will have the opportunity to do so, but depending on how many people are in the room, those wishing to make public comment may have to wait outside until they are called in to provide their comment. A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the building until 6:30 p.m. The Board meeting will be available for viewing via live-stream on the District’s YouTube Channel at bit.ly/220schoolboardlive.

  • Submit your comments via email by sending them to Recording Secretary Jeanine Stark before 4:00 pm on January 26, 2021 at jstark@barrington220.org. Please use the subject line “Public Comment.” All comments received will be shared with the Board and added to the public Board agenda on January 27, 2021.