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The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, March 2 at 7 PM. Click here to view the agenda. The meeting will be held in person at Station Middle School.

The number of people in the room will be limited to 50, as suburban Cook County and Lake County are in Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. The livestream of all meetings are viewable via the Board’s YouTube channel here.

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The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7pm. The meeting will be held in person at Station Middle School. Click here to view the agenda.

The number of people in the room will be limited to 50, as suburban Cook County and Lake County have moved from Tier 1 mitigations to Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. The livestream of all meetings is viewable via the Board’s YouTube channel.

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At its Feb. 2 meeting, the 220 Board approved student fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The fees will remain flat compared to the 2020-21 school year, with the exception of a replacement hall lock fee from $10 to $15. Registration fees across all grade levels have remained flat since 2015. 

Student fees fall into three categories: General (district based fees), Course/Program (related to specific course or program) and Obligations (variable fees not adopted by the Board that cover liability obligations for lost or damaged materials). Click here to view the district’s guide to understanding student fees.

Student fees for this school year (2020-21) will remain the same. Two exceptions include: no charge for BHS parking and any families who paid the kindergarten enrichment fee will be refunded since that program is not running this school year.

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The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is this evening, February 2nd at 7 PM. 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, due to Tier 1 mitigations. 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 7:00 pm. 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 Feb. 2, 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 Feb. 3, 2021.

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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.

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“The Jan. 12, 2021 Board of Education meeting will be held in-person at the District Administrative Center at 515 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL. Please Note: Due to current tier 3 mitigation restrictions that limit the number of people in a meeting to 10 or less, 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 will only be allowed in the meeting room when they are called to provide their public comment. A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the building until 7:00 p.m. Community members will remain in the waiting area until called into the meeting by the Board President. While community members will not be able to remain at the meeting in-person, the Board meeting will then 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 12, 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 13, 2021.

Board policy 2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board requires those speaking to identify themselves by first and last name and limit comments to three minutes.”

A copy of their agenda can be found here.

One of the topics on the agenda is, “8:00 PUBLIC HEARING concerning the intent of the Board of Education to sell $4,600,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds for the purpose of increasing the District’s Working Cash Fund.

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Following is from District 220:

“Dear Barrington 220 Community: 

Between now and the start of winter break on Wednesday, Dec. 23, Barrington 220 will continue in Distance Learning mode. That being said, we recently received news from the Lake County Health Department regarding a vaccine timeline and revised guidance for schools, and we intend to offer families the choice to participate in a Hybrid mode (in-person + distance learning) or all Distance Learning starting in mid-January. Dr. Harris and the Board of Education will be discussing the details for the Hybrid mode at the Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Due to restrictions that limit gatherings to 10 people, the meeting will be held virtually, however it will be live streamed on the Board’s YouTube channel beginning at 7pm. If you wish to make public comment it can be made in one of two ways:

  • Submit your comments via email by sending them to Recording Secretary Jeanine Stark at jstark@barrington220.org. Please use the subject line “Public Comment.”
  • Between now and 4:00pm on Tuesday, Dec. 15 you can leave a voicemail at 847-842-3576. This will be played during the public comment portion of the Dec. 15 Board meeting.

Click here to view the Board of Education agenda for December 15.

Meanwhile, New Trier High School will have their regular Board of Education meeting tonight at their usual “Grown-Ups Tables” in the school Board Multi Purpose Room at 6:30 PM where people can actually make public comments in person. Clearly, they don’t feel the need to obey, “His Master’s Voice,” as “some” do.

We encourage those who have listened in to 220 Board of Education meetings to spend a little time tuning into tonight’s New Trier meeting. The difference will be humbling and better explain why New Trier is rated so highly compared to CUSD 220.

The live stream of the meeting can be accessed here at 6:30 PM.

Related: “Right to Choose for Barrington School District 220

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Editorial note: We’re beginning this story as it ended with the Barrington Courier-Review coverage for what should be obvious reasons.

Penny Kazmier – President Barrington CUSD 220 Board of Education

A timeline calls for a board vote on the new hybrid plan at the Dec. 15 meeting. If approved, the next step would be parent meetings with principals at each school Dec. 16. Parents would then have from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22 to complete a questionnaire and choose either hybrid or all-remote learning for their students.

With that information, principals would finalize staffing assignments from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15. That would help change the current TBD implementation date into a specific one.

Assistant Superintendent David Bein also reviewed for board members the possibility of regular testing of students and staff in conjunction with the new hybrid plan. But the overall cost and questions about the usefulness of any test results led board members to drop consideration, at least for the present.

“I’d rather spend money on buses and teachers,” (Penny) Kazmier said.

To read the full story, click here.

Related:220 won’t consider COVID-19 testing at this time (as opposed to New Trier, thus our response)

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“The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM. Due to new restrictions that limit gatherings to 10 people, the meeting will be held virtually. School Board members and district leaders will be discussing how to proceed with the 20-21 school year beyond winter break, however there will be no formal vote taken at this meeting. 

The meeting will be live streamed on the Board’s YouTube channel. If you wish to make public comment it can be made in one of two ways:

  • Submit your comments via email by sending them to Recording Secretary Jeanine Stark at jstark@barrington220.org. Please use the subject line “Public Comment.”
  • Between now and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 1 you can leave a voicemail at 847-842-3576. This will be played during the public comment portion of the Dec. 1 Board meeting.”

A copy of the agenda can be viewed here. The Board’s web page can be found here.

Please note District 220 is proposing a 4.4% increase to its property tax levy for 2020 (SeeDistrict 220 expects (4.4%) hike in property tax levy), and we strongly encourage taxpayers to voice their opinions.

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The 220 Board of Education meets tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM at the BMS-Station Campus. A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

220 issued the following release late this afternoon in advance of the meeting:

“Due to the most recent public health guidelines, capacity will be limited to 25 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.”

With the number of staff Dr. Brain Harris brings in tow with him to these meetings, chances are there will be seating for ten or less people people for public comment at any given time, so you’re advised to arrive early if you wish to speak.

The District’s YouTube channel can be found here.

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