Barrington 220
School District
An update from Barrington 220: November 9, 2020
Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
Dear Barrington 220 Community: 

As you are aware, last week Barrington 220 extended the adaptive pause of the Hybrid mode until Monday, Nov. 16. We know many of you are wondering if students will be able to return to Hybrid next Monday and what school will look like beyond that date. 

The district will provide further communication no later than Thursday, Nov. 12 about the Hybrid status moving forward. 

When viewing the Northwestern Medicine dashboard, the number of new cases (Metric #1) per 100,000 persons for each of our zip codes continues to move well beyond our Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold of 200. In addition, our positivity rate (Metric #2) is continuing to move in the wrong direction, exceeding the Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold of 9.99% in all but one zip code. Here are the latest numbers as of 11/8/2020:

New Cases
  • 60010: 596.9
  • 60021: 539.0
  • 60110: 985.7
  • 60192: 741.2
  • Total Average: 760.2

Positivity Rates
  • 60010: 9.08%
  • 60021: 10.94%
  • 60110: 19.88%
  • 60192: 14.34%
  • Total Average: 13.40%
Upcoming Board of Education meetings
A special Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, which is being held for the purpose of having a closed session to discuss employment matters, collective negotiating matters and litigation matters. This is a closed session meeting, which is not open to the public. 

The next regular Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7pm in the BMS-Station cafeteria. Due to public health guidelines, capacity will be limited to 50 people in the room, however anyone who wishes to sign up for public comment may do so. If capacity is reached, you will be asked to wait in an overflow room and then be called in for public comment. Following district protocol, all visitors must wear masks and will be required to complete an on site COVID-19 symptom screening prior to entering the building.

As a reminder, you can view the live stream of all Board of Education meetings by visiting the Board’s YouTube channel.

Samantha Ptashkin
Director of Communications
515 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010