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Hart Road Closure

Limits: Between County Line Rd and US14 (Northwest Hwy) in the village of Barrington

Description: Replace aging triple culverts with a bridge, adding bike path on the east side of the bridge which will be extended by the Village of Barrington. Includes resurfacing of Hart Rd from County Line Rd to south of US14. A 155-day closure and detour will be necessary for bridge construction.

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Hart Road will be closing in two weeks.

The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Hart Road to through traffic from Route 14 (Northwest Highway) to Main Street/County Line Road (Lake-Cook Road) for approximately five months, beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, June 2.

The closure is necessary to remove the existing culvert pipes, construct a new bridge over Flint Creek, add a bike path on the east side of the bridge, and resurface Hart Road from south of Route 14 to Main Street/County Line Road, officials said.

A detour will use Route 14 to Route 59 to Main Street. Local traffic will be allowed from Main Street/County Line Road north to Barrington High School and from Route 14 south to local businesses and the sports complex.

The road will be closed to all through traffic at Flint Creek.

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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.

Read more here.

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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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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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“Dear Barrington 220 Community,

Barrington 220 is excited to embark on a strategic planning process called Framework 220, which will define the school district’s future vision and initiatives over the next three to five years.

Framework 220 is designed to engage all district stakeholders – including Board of Education members, parents, district staff members, students, and community members – in developing a shared future vision for Barrington 220. Involvement of stakeholders from every corner of the community will result in a framework for decision-making that builds upon the common values held by the community.

The process will consist of three phases:

  • Phase 1: Community Engagement (February 2022 – March 2022) 
  • This phase includes interviews with district leaders, stakeholder focus groups, and this online community questionnaire.
  • Phase 2: Learner Profile Development (April 2022) 
  • This phase will engage a small group of stakeholders in the development of a Learner Profile that articulates the critical skills and competencies we aspire to develop within our students.
  • Phase 3: Strategic Plan Development (April 2022) 
  • This phase will engage a large group of stakeholders during a two-day summit where they will focus on the development of a mission, vision and core priorities for the district.

After the development of the Learner Profile, mission, vision, core values and strategic priorities, there will be additional opportunities for community feedback and the process will move into action planning in the identified strategic priorities. A final version of this work will be presented to the Board of Education this summer.

Barrington 220’s last strategic plan, “Vision 2020” was a 10 year plan created in 2009, which began as a vision of the year 2020, when the kindergartners of 2008 would enter their graduating year at Barrington High School. Key strategic values that arose from the plan include: global connections, innovative technology, individualized learning, healthy & environmentally sustainable schools, optimal time for learning, and social & emotional learning.

The district is working with educational consulting firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), to conduct the strategic planning process. To learn how you can participate, please click here.”

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Pepper

Barrington School District 220 board approved a construction company’s bid for renovations at Barrington High School, but also recognized costs may exceed original design plans.

Board members voted 7-0 at the Jan. 11 school board meeting to approve a $14.8 million agreement with Pepper Construction Company for an addition to the high school and renovation of it. Construction is expected to begin this summer, officials said.

However, Superintendent Robert Hunt explained the district is “taking a step back on 18 bid packages,” redefining the scope of additional work and putting those projects out to bid at a later date since many construction bids came back significantly higher than originally anticipated.

“This is not typical, it’s a higher number than any of us would like to see,” Hunt told the board.

Board members also shared their concerns.

“I am disappointed that there are so many projects that came in higher than our budget,” said board member Barry Altshuler. “That’s very concerning. I know we don’t have a crystal ball, but is there any advantage to push these bids out further hoping the supply chain improves and these numbers come down?”

Read more here.

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220 Admin

The District 220 Board of Education Committee of the Whole meets this evening at 6:00 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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