October 4, 2022
CommUNITY Conversations on Oct. 18 at Station
This school year the Board of Education will be modifying its meeting format a few times throughout the year to hold “CommUNITY Conversations with the Board of Education”. Instead of a regular Board meeting where action items are voted on, the meeting will be a topical discussion. 
The first CommUNITY Conversation will be held on Oct. 18 at 7pm in the cafeteria at Station Middle School, followed by a tour of the new classroom addition. It will focus on the following topics:

  • Framework 220 Strategic Priorities (Personalized Learning & Future Readiness) and how the new classroom additions at Station and Prairie Middle Schools are positively impacting teaching and learning

  • District update on safety and security measures
Framework 220 work focuses in on strategic priorities
In his Superintendent's Report at the Oct. 3 Board meeting, Dr. Hunt shared an update on the district's strategic planning process, Framework 220. This fall the district is creating a design team for each of the six strategic priorities. Each design team will be made up of approximately a dozen staff members from the District Leadership Team. Throughout the school year, these teams will establish goals and measurable action steps under each priority, and seek community feedback, in order to determine what the district will focus on over the next few years.
Board approves broker agreement to sell former district office
At the Oct. 3 Board meeting, the Board approved an agreement to work with SVN Chicago Commercial in order to sell the former district office. The 12,413 square foot office is located at 310 James Street in Barrington, in an area with a mix of houses and businesses. At the end of the 2018-19 school year, Barrington 220 moved into its current location at 515 West Main Street, across from Barrington High School. Questions? Please call the Barrington 220 Business Office at (847) 842-3514. 
Board approves 2021-2022 audit report
At the Oct. 3 Board meeting, the Board approved the district's 2021-2022 audit report, which was completed by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP. The district is happy to share that it has received another clean audit. Board members Steve Wang and Leah Collister-Lazzari participated in a Finance Committee meeting with the auditors, in which the district was commended for accuracy and efficiency throughout the audit process. Click here to view Barrington 220’s 2021-22 Annual Financial Report
Board discusses process for selection and review of library materials
At the Oct. 3 Board meeting, the Board reviewed the district’s process for selecting and reviewing library materials in Barrington 220 schools. The district reviewed the process with legal counsel and library staff, and made several recommendations. Modifications based on the Board discussion were suggested. The administration will communicate changes with appropriate staff and will be developing an administrative procedure that articulates the process for a review of library materials.
North Barrington student selected "Star-Spangled Student"
At the Oct. 3 Board meeting, North Barrington Elementary student Elliot Kok led meeting attendees in reciting the pledge of allegiance. This is part of an initiative at Board meetings called the "Star-Spangled Student" which recognizes exemplary students. Elliot is a 1st grader in the Chinese Immersion Program at North Barrington. Staff members say he comes to school each day with a huge smile on his face and he is eager to learn. Congrats Elliot!