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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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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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Adepero Oduye is shown in a scene from the R-rated movie “Pariah,” which is included as an option for film class at Barrington High School.

The mother of a senior at Barrington High School complained to the school board about a movie students watched that portrays a sex toy.

School officials said they take the complaint seriously, but emphasized that students always have a choice about what to watch for the film class.

Heather Ewalt lodged her complaint in a voicemail that was played as part of public comment during the Barrington Area Unit District 220 board meeting held via Zoom on Tuesday night.

Ewalt’s comments focused on what she called “reckless incompetence” from Superintendent Brian Harris for keeping students in distance learning. She mentioned the movie’s depiction of a sex toy as an example of Harris’ failed leadership, she told the Daily Herald.

The 2011 R-rated movie “Pariah” is a coming-of-age story of a Black lesbian teenager, a theme that Ewalt said she doesn’t have a problem with. But she objected to some of the film’s scenes, including one in which the main character wears the sex toy (“dildo” was the term used).

“I have an issue with the hyper-sexualization of our children,” she said. “This is high school, it isn’t college. I wouldn’t even want to watch it in college, but I’m conservative.”

Ewalt’s son watched the movie at home because he’s learning remotely, and her three younger children could have caught glimpses of it, she said. “I hope they didn’t,” she said.

Read more here.

Ewalt’s public comments via voicemail can be heard here.

Related:FIRE D220 Superintendent Brian Harris” signs seen in Barrington

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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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“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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Barrington School District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris, third from right, was among officials to stand with Gov. J.B. Pritzke March 13, 2020 at the Thompson Center in Chicago when the governor announced that all K-12 schools statewide will be closed for a period of time in an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Many District 220 parents were afforded nearly an hour of very candid public comments last night. We strongly suggest anyone interested spend a little time to watch the video. A link to the start of those comments can be found here.

For those wondering why we chose to use the image and caption seen above, let’s just say it’s  very difficult to “unsee” this visual we posted back in March the more one listens to Dr. Brian Harris.

Related:November 4th 220 Board of Education meeting agenda posted

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“The district is at a critical point when decisions must be made about how to move forward with the 20-21 school year, given the information available. This will be the focus of discussion at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

The Board meeting will begin at 7pm at BMS-Station Campus. Due to public health guidelines, capacity will be limited to 50 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.”

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