August 17, 2022
Ribbon cutting ceremonies celebrate end of construction at five schools
In his Superintendent's Report at the August 16 Barrington 220 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Hunt shared photos from the ribbon cutting ceremonies held this week to celebrate the end of Build 220 construction at five schools. Ceremonies were held at Grove Avenue Elementary, Prairie Middle School, Roslyn Road Elementary, Station Middle School, and Sunny Hill Elementary.
Beyond critical maintenance and repairs, as well as safety and security upgrades at each school, key projects include new classroom additions to replace the former mobile classrooms at Prairie, Station and Grove, dedicated STEM and sensory rooms at each elementary school, and a new playground that will be completed this fall at Sunny Hill.

Construction is currently underway at Hough Street Elementary, Countryside Elementary and Barrington High School. Construction at Arnett C. Lines Elementary, Barbara B. Rose Elementary, North Barrington Elementary and the Early Learning Center is anticipated to begin next summer.
Prairie Middle School
Station Middle School
Grove Avenue
Roslyn Road
Sunny Hill
COVID and Monkey Pox updates for 2022-23
In his Superintendent's Report at the August 16 Board meeting, Dr. Hunt shared an update on continued efforts to reduce COVID-19 spread within Barrington 220. He stated that the staff, parents, and community should be commended for their efforts throughout the 2021–22 school year, as it led to the attainment of the district’s ultimate goal of keeping students in school for in-person learning. Dr. Hunt noted COVID remains a concern and one that the district takes seriously. Click here to view the protocols in place for the 2022-23 school year.
In addition, Dr. Hunt addressed the increase in Monkeypox (MPV) cases. This is a rare disease that includes cowpox and smallpox. It is not related to chickenpox. Click here to learn more.
Back to school traffic around BHS
At the August 16 Board meeting, the Board received an update on measures the district is taking to alleviate traffic around the Village of Barrington when school resumes on Monday, August 22. As many of you are aware, Hart Road is currently closed from US Route 14 (Northwest Highway) to Main Street (Lake Cook Road) until November. The district strongly encourages BHS students to consider walking, biking, or riding the bus if possible. In addition, BHS will be providing the option of shuttle buses and permitted parking spots for students at various locations throughout the village. Click here for more information.
Board approves new Assistant Principal at Prairie
At the August 16 Board meeting, the Board approved Jaclyn Sheldon as the new Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Student Services at Prairie Middle School. Sheldon previously worked as a special education and math teacher at Prairie for more than 12 years. She received her bachelor's degree in Special Education from Western Illinois University, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.
Board upholds recommendation of district level review of materials
At the August 16 Board meeting, the Board voted to uphold a district review committee's recommendation for the book Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe to remain on the shelf in the BHS library. The Board's decision comes after three review cycles which were conducted by the BHS Library staff, BHS building staff, and a district level review committee. 
Board approves instructional materials for 22-23 school year
At the August 16 Board meeting, the Board approved the district’s annual list of textbooks and instructional materials that are being used in the district, as required by Board of Education policy 6:120. The list was previously put on the Board consent agenda each spring, however moving forward the list will be put on the Board consent agenda in August before the start of the school year. Click here to view the list
Board adopts tentative FY23 budget
At the August 16 Board meeting, the Board heard a presentation on the tentative FY23 budget. Approximately 86% of the district's revenue comes from local property taxes. The balance comes from state and federal funding, and other local revenues such as registration fees and donations. A public hearing on the proposed budget will take place at the Sept. 6 Board meeting. The final budget is anticipated to be approved on Sept. 20. Click here to view the tentative budget packet