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In April of this year, the Village of Barrington released the results of a 16-item survey sent to 4,505 Barrington households. They received 1,111 responses (a 25% return rate), and we just got around to reviewing the information residents shared with the Village.

Of all the items Barrington included in their survey, one stood out in our eyes immediately as something our residents might find interesting. In question 12, respondents were asked to, “Select your top three (3) sources of information about Village news and activities,” as seen below:

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Even with the option of selecting three (3) out of 12 options, the two choices were dead last were:

  • Village Board/Commission Meetings – 2.3%
  • Channel 4 – 3.3%

“Channel 4” in Barrington is a dedicated Comcast channel for all Village meetings. It essentially serves as a “Live Stream” service that two candidates were pitching heavily in the most recent Trustee elections.

Not only were “live streaming” of meetings of little interest to survey respondents, data kept on Village meetings dating back years demonstrate that people seldom looked at recordings of meetings after they’d occurred (the records can be viewed here).

On the bright side, we found little surprise that respondents preferred printed newsletters, emails and newspapers as their primary sources of information.

Further, last week the Barrington 220 Board of Education held two widely publicized meetings that were Live Streamed. Out of a potential audience in the tens of thousands in District 220, only one person tuned in to these streamed events outside of The Observer, and we suspect even that one participant may have been a 220 intern assigned to monitor the quality of the broadcast.

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Based on the Village of Barrington and District 220 facts, no one in their right mind would continue to suggest that our Village invest in “Live Streaming” meetings with any expectation of return on investment.   But then again, what sane people suggesting this and other oddities have multiple Facebook pages (anonymous and named), multiple aliases they blog under and at times, post fictitious dialogs under their pseudonym’s hoping to inspire some form of coalition that never materializes.

Many readers may be surprised this goes on. Sadly, it does, especially every two years during election seasons.   

The full 2019 Barrington survey results can be viewed and downloaded here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Barrington High School located at 616 West Main Street in Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Those who cannot attend the meeting may watch it live via video streaming or at a later date by clicking here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:00 PM at Barrington High School located at 616 West Main Street in Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

According to the agenda, public comment will be limited to 15 minutes tonight, so perhaps the board thinks they have heard enough from parents and teachers on the matter of later start times for Barrington High School.  At this point, most high school students already have their class schedules set for the 2016-2017 school year, so this may lead to deferring a decision until the following year.

The video recording from the first public comment session held on February 23rd can be viewed here.  Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via video streaming by clicking here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:00 PM at Barrington High School located at 616 West Main Street in Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

The board will continue to hear public comment regarding the proposed later school start times provided by the Input 220 Committee.  So far, comments have not been favorable, with most believing the proposals would start school too late in the morning.

The video recording from the first public comment session held on February 16th can be viewed here.  Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via video streaming by clicking here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking here.  The video recording from the last meeting on January 12th can be viewed here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking here.  The video recording from the last Board meeting on December 1st can be viewed here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking here.  The video recording from the last Board meeting on November 17th can be viewed here.

The last meeting of the board included a public hearing on the proposed 2015 property tax levy, however no one chose to speak.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:30 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking hereThe video recording from the last Board meeting on October 20th can be viewed here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking here.  The video recording from the last Board meeting on July 14th can be viewed here.

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220 LogoThe Barrington 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the Early Learning Center located at 40 East Dundee Rd.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Tonight’s meeting can be viewed via live video streaming by clicking here.  The video recording from the last Board meeting on June 16th can be viewed here.

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