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District 220 Superintendent Robert Hunt

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street.  A copy of the agenda, including, “Consideration to Approve a One-Time, Performance-Based Payment to Dr. Robert Hunt in the Amount of $15,000,” can be viewed here.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

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At last night’s Barrington 220 Board of Education meeting, district leaders provided the Board with an update on the district’s strategic planning process “Framework 220”.

Last month a group of 50 stakeholders representing business leaders, university leaders, parents, staff and students came together for Phase 2 of the process “Learner Profile Development”. A Learner Profile articulates the critical skills and competencies the district aspires to develop within its students.

This past weekend a group of about 100 stakeholders came together for a two-day Framework 220 Summit, which focused on the development of Barrington 220’s mission, vision and strategic priorities, as well as the Learner Profile.

Based on the feedback, district leaders presented this draft of a Learner Profile to the Board. The district will be seeking additional feedback from community members over the next few weeks. Stay tuned to learn how you can provide your feedback.

Click here to listen to the full presentation.

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220 Admin

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street.  A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

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The first round of stakeholder feedback on the performance of Barrington School District 220 that officials say will help frame the district’s strategic plan offered a mix of praise and compliments, along with suggestions for improvements, consultants explained.

The educational consulting firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates gave a presentation to the school board at its April 5 meeting, discussing Phase 1 of the district’s “Framework 220.” The consultants reported on feedback collected from a combination of focus groups and community questionnaires from over 4,000 stakeholders.

According to the HYA presentation, the consultants conducted a mix of interviews and an online survey of 22 administrators, six school board members, 51 classified staff, 224 teachers and certified staff, 284 community members, 1,378 parents of students attending the school and 1,786 students.

Consultants said respondents wanted the district to consider a focus beyond college preparation and shared a concern about students in the “middle.” Some respondents also questioned whether the district was meeting the social and emotional needs of students, improving technology and communication as well as refining academic programs, according to the presentation.

Those queried were also asked about their support for a referendum to build a new fine arts center. Although 38% said they were undecided, another 24% of respondents said they would “likely support” a referendum while 20% reported they would strongly support such a referendum.

According to the report, respondents want the district to “focus on ‘well-rounded’ students, social emotional skills and a variety of student experiences in order to prepare for a variety of choices after high school.

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BHS

At last night’s 220 Board meeting, the Board approved construction bids for a portion of the BHS Build 220 projects. An estimated total of $62 million out of the $147 million referendum will be spent at BHS, which includes all construction costs and non-construction items such as safety and security, furniture and technology.

Construction is set to begin this summer, starting with the relocation of the tennis courts. All BHS construction is anticipated to go through 2025. Click here to listen to the discussion.

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220 Admin

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street. Some of the topics on their agenda are:

  • Consideration to Approve BMS – Prairie Campus Parking Lot Bid
  • Consideration to Approve Food Service Renewal
  • Consideration to Approve Barrington High School Bids (?), and
  • Consideration to Approve Project Work Order #8 to the Pepper Construction Company Master Agreement for BHS Addition & Renovation in the amount of $34,409,093

A copy of the agenda can be viewed here. The meeting will be livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

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Pepsi

The Pepsi facility is located just west of the CUSD 220 Administration Center on Main Street, and you can just picture Ficke-Bradford and Collister-Lazzari opening their coin purses with this news.

PepsiCo is closing its Barrington research and development facility, laying off 78 employees and transferring the rest of the 212 workers to other locations, the company said Wednesday.

The New York-based food and beverage giant will begin the layoffs June 24 and complete them by the end of September, according to a notice filed with the state Monday.

PepsiCo is closing its Barrington research and development facility, laying off 78 employees and transferring the rest of the 212 workers to other locations, the company said Wednesday.

The New York-based food and beverage giant will begin the layoffs June 24 and complete them by the end of September, according to a notice filed with the state Monday.

The northwest suburban Barrington facility also conducted research and development for Quaker Oats products. About a third of the Barrington-based employees are leaving the company, including those who either declined relocation or didn’t get an offer, the company said.

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220 Board 2021

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street.  A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

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Data presented to the Barrington School District 220 school board earlier this month shows a downward student enrollment trend, information provided as the board begins to determine staffing for the 2022-2023 school year.

At the March 1 board meeting, board members received a color-coded grid that detailed current and projected enrollment throughout the district – which includes eight elementary and two middle schools, and Barrington High School. As of Feb. 28, the total district enrollment was 7,799 students, according to the data presented. Enrollment for next year, which does not yet include kindergarten, is projected at 7,572 students, with the largest decline among high school students.

Although board members did not discuss any specific staff numbers or vote on any reductions of employees at this meeting, they are expected to do so in the weeks ahead to comply with state laws and contractual obligations for teaching and support staff. District administrators will make staff recommendations based on current and projected student enrollment, officials said.

“I want to point out this is the initial phase for this and you know there are going to be a variety of iterations as we go forward,” Superintendent Robert Hunt told the board.

The presentation was in response to the board’s request to present class sizes throughout the district that were within the parameters of 25-27 students per classroom.

Deputy Superintendent Craig Winkelman reported that recent data shows a gradual decline of 250 students over the next 10 years in the district, along with a slight uptick in elementary school enrollment. Winkelman said the district experienced a slight enrollment decrease during the 2017-2018 school year when the 8,400-student count dropped to 8,300. Then in the spring of 2019-2020, the district experienced “a larger shift of a couple hundred students,” he said.

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220 Admin

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street.  A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the district YouTube channel.

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