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The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street. The Board will discuss and perhaps approve the, “Second Reading of Board Policy,” including:

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

Related:Two candidates in District 220 face ballot challenges

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2022

Following are the eleven (11) most viewed posts published in The Barrington Hills Observer in 2022:

  1. Controversial ‘Gender Queer’ will remain on the shelf at Barrington High, school board decides
  2. Woman bit her daughter’s finger off during altercation in Barrington Hills, prosecutors say
  3. Our predominantly pusillanimous Village Board (Part 1)
  4. Learn from your (big) mistake, Laura, Bryan, Dave and Tom
  5. Special Village Board meeting this afternoon
  6. Resident tells 220 Board of Education what they needed to hear (but did they listen?)
  7. Barrington Hills man severely injured in crash
  8. Some observations on tonight’s Appropriations public hearing
  9. Our predominantly pusillanimous Village Board (Part 4)
  10. District 220 goes too far (again)
  11. Petition started to “Filter Adult Obscene/Porn Content & SB818 Opt Out,” in D220 Schools

For those wondering why eleven and not an even number, we simply couldn’t end the year without reminding readers where we’ve been in 2022 by omitting #11.

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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 include:

  • Consideration to Approve Property Tax Levy
  • Consideration to Approve DLA Contract
  • Consideration to Approve Lease for BHS Lab
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Roof Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Paving Rejuvenator Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Paving Projects Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Kindergarten Enrichment Fee, and
  • Consideration to Approve Summer School Fees

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

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Charlize

Members of the Barrington School District 220 Board of Education called on district parents to talk to their children about tolerance after a Black mother asked the board for help in the wake of her 11-year-old son being subjected to racial slurs at school.

The mother, who identified herself only as Charlize, confronted the board at its Nov. 15 asking for help and change for children who are being traumatized by racial slurs. She said she reported to school officials that her child had been racially profiled and she has repeatedly asked for help, as have other parents, but feels like she’s been dismissed.

She said she has missed work to take her son to therapy to deal with how other children are treating him in school. She did not disclose which of the eight K-5 schools in the district her son attends. Charlize did not specifically state what has been said or done to her son indicated it has been detrimental.

“My son is 11 and this trauma has changed him in a manner of two months of school — my child is a different child from when he walked through these doors,” Charlize said. “I’m asking for change at every level, kindergarten through senior year. Racial slurs should not be used, children shouldn’t feel like they’re not safe or that they have to look over their shoulder because they don’t know what’s coming next. It’s not fair, they’re children.”

SD220 enrolls about 8,100 students from pre-K through 12th grade, across 12 schools. According to student demographic data provided by the Illinois State Board of Education, 59% of the students in the district are white, 18% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 4% bi- or multi-racial and 2% African American.

In total, according to ISBE data, there are 129 Black students enrolled in the district — which also has two middle schools and one high school. Six of the elementary schools do not have a count of the number of Black students enrolled and the number is listed as “redacted.” One school is listed as having zero Black students. At Sunny Hill Elementary School, there are 13 Black students, representing 4.7% of the student enrollment there, according to ISBE.

Read more here.

Editorial note: The recording of the November 15th Board of Education meeting seems to begin when the meeting was already in progress. They happen to begin as Charlize was speaking, and the link can be found here.

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1525 S Grove

1525 South Grove Avenue

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

  • Approval of purchase and sale agreement for real estate for purchase of 1525 S. Grove Avenue, Unit 104, Barrington, Illinois
  • Consideration to Approve Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village of Barrington for Access of Digital Images from District Cameras, and
  • Consideration to Approve BHS Athletic Program Donation Agreement

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

Related:District 220 to lease office space for program helping high school grads with special needs

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220 BOE Photo copy

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 include:

  • Consideration to Approve North Barrington and Barbara Rose Elementary School Construction Bid
  • Consideration to Approve Early Learning Center and A.C. Lines Elementary School Construction Bid
  • Consideration to Approve Project Work Order #9 to the Pepper Construction Company Master Agreement for North Barrington and Barbara Rose Additions & Renovation in the amount of $9,701,596
  • Consideration to Approve Barrington Middle School SRO (School Resource Officer) Agreement
  • Consideration to Determine Estimated 2022 Levy, and
  • Consideration to Approve 2022 Illinois Association of School Board (IASB) Resolutions

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

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220

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 include:

  • Consideration to Approve the SVN Broker Agreement for the Sale of 310 E. James Street
  • Consideration to Approve the Expulsion of Student 504901, and
  • Library Book Selection Process and Book Review Procedures

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

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220 BOE Photo copy

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 include:

  • Consideration to Approve TRS SSP Employer Participation Agreement
  • Consideration to Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for Shared Instructional Services with Township High School District 214
  • Consideration to Approve 2022-23 Board Priorities

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

Related:Controversial ‘Gender Queer’ will remain on the shelf at Barrington High, school board decides

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220 BOE Photo copy

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 include:

  • Consideration to Approve the Rejection of the Woodland Demolition Bid
  • Consideration to Approve License Agreement to Install and Maintain Bollards at Hough Elementary School
  • Consideration to Uphold the Recommendation of the District Level Review of Materials

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

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Concerned parents packed the room at the July 12, 2022 meeting of the Barrington School District Board of Education, with some calling for removal of the book “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe from the district. Others said removing the book would amount to censorship. (Barrington School District / HANDOUT)

Dozens of concerned parents crowded the July 12 Barrington School District 220 board meeting demanding the removal of the book “Gender Queer” from the school print and digital library, calling it “porn” and inappropriate.

“We need to filter obscene or pornographic media,” Jenna Shields told the board, and suggested a new protocol for book review.

The Tuesday night school board meeting was the second one where some parents shared their outrage over this book and others, along with the district’s book review process.

“Gender Queer” is author Maia Kobabe’s “intensely cathartic autobiography” graphic novel which “charts [the author’s] journey of self-identity,” according to book distributor Simon & Schuster.

Some board members at the meeting requested a discussion on the way the district curates books while others suggested waiting until this book is formally reviewed at the district level.

Shields told the board a petition had been signed by 1,300 community members asking the district to opt out of Senate Bill 818 which offers new sex education curriculum. Hunt had announced during the meeting that the district chose not to follow those suggestions. The petition, she said, also asked the district to reconsider what is promoted to students.

“We ask for an independent task force that includes parent participation be developed and a ratings system.”

Almost all of the audience stood in support.

Read more here.

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