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  • Dist. 200 superintendent’s separation agreement approved with 5-2 vote May 29, 2014 5:39 PM
    Brian Harris ended his 4-year tenure as superintendent of Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Thursday with more than four years left on a five-year contract. He's leaving to become superintendent in Barrington. “I was not expecting, at least a month and a half ago, to be sitting here today having this conversation,” he told District 200 board members. “What happens sometimes, though, is you get recruited, you get an opportunity that’s in front of you, and it was very, very difficult not to consider it.”

  • Barrington District 220 naming new superintendent Thursday May 28, 2014 4:47 PM
    Barrington School District 220 is expected to announce its next superintendent Thursday morning at a special meeting of its board of education. The new superintendent, whose name has not yet been disclosed, replaces Superintendent Tom Leonard, who announced in April he had accepted the top job at a school district in the suburbs of Austin, Texas.

  • Barrington High School artists’ snow plow creations to be unveiled May 12, 2014 5:56 PM
    Village snow plows painted on the theme “Environmental Preservation” will be unveiled at a luncheon Tuesday, May 18, in Barrington, celebrating National Public Works Week.

  • State school-funding fix aimed at disparities May 12, 2014 6:08 AM
    The regional breakdown of impacts from a proposed overhaul of state school funding explains the divided and emotional reaction it has received among lawmakers and educators — and how difficult it will be to advance such a proposal during this election year.

  • Editorial: Kids and the battle with technology gone bad May 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Recent cases of children misusing their smartphones and other technology - and some getting arrested for it - should be a wake-up call for all parents, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • New early learning centers in suburbs help make Illinois a leader May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    A wave of new, purpose-built early learning centers among suburban school districts stands as local evidence for the claim of experts and advocates that Illinois is a national leader in the field of early childhood education. “If you look at where you can be best invested to make a difference, preschool is one of the best investments you can make,” said Larry Joseph, research director for Voices for Illinois Children.

  • Mom from Morocco finds early childhood program invaluable May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    Since she discovered Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s early childhood program, mother-of-two Housna Ghazoualine has found peace of mind in more ways than one. Not only has the program helped her older daughter, 5-year-old Zaynab Hakimi, with her English and other skills, but Ghazoualine has benefited from the social network that helped her overcome feelings of isolation after emigrating from Morocco.

  • Barrington students face child porn charges in sexting case May 1, 2014 10:03 PM
    Two Barrington middle school students face possession of child pornography charges alleging they texted sexually explicit photos and video of a fellow student to a “large group of classmates,” according to police. The two boys, who are not being identified because they are juveniles, are students at Barrington Middle School-Station Campus, according to authorities.

  • Barrington 220 discusses options for laptop program Apr 30, 2014 5:52 PM
    The Barrington Area Unit District 220 school board this week outlined the options for families interested in keeping beyond the end of the school year the laptops their high school students will be issued this fall. District spokesman Jeff Arnett said parents will be mailed a form this month asking them to choose between the standard laptop plan or the “lease-to-own” plan.

  • District 220's 'first priority' is finding a new leader Apr 30, 2014 12:38 PM
    Calling it the “first priority of the board,” the Barrington Area Unit District 220 board scheduled three more meetings to meet with candidates to replace outgoing Superintendent Tom Leonard. Board President Brian Battle told the Daily Herald Tuesday night that the board is working hard to replace Leonard in the coming weeks.

  • Barrington High students earn President’s Volunteer award Apr 29, 2014 11:57 AM
    Sixty-three Barrington High School students received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which honors those who complete 100 or more hours of voluntary community service in a year, according to a release from the school. All of the students will receive a pin and certificate from the President of the United States.

  • District 211 issuing iPads to all students Apr 24, 2014 8:14 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will issue iPads to every student and teacher at its seven schools in August after a gradual buildup of its “One-to-One” technology program over the past two school years. After hearing a report on the program’s successful implementation, school board members voted unanimously to start a three-year lease with Apple to buy 6,380 more iPads than the 7,000 the district already owns.

  • Study: Suburban schools could lose or gain if income tax drops Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    Most suburban school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary income tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a state board of education figures circulated by Illinois Democrats. But a few suburban districts, such as in Wauconda, Carpentersville and even Barrington, would actually receive substantially more money.

  • Barrington High educator goes from dropout to teacher Apr 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    When Bill Palmer tells the at-risk students he teaches and counsels at Barrington High School that he understands where they are coming from, they should believe him — because when he was their age, he dropped out of Barrington High School. “I don't know if being a teacher anywhere else would have given me that same sense of belonging, meaning and purpose from helping young people,” he says.

  • District 220 parents have plenty to say about class sizes Apr 15, 2014 12:19 PM
    Around 30 parents voiced their concerns about projected class sizes at elementary schools in Barrington Unit District 220 during a school board meeting Monday afternoon. What was scheduled to be 15 minutes of public comment ended up dragging on for nearly two hours as parents, board members and administrators spoke — at times, over each other — about the issue.

  • No decision on charges in Barrington ‘sexting’ case Apr 11, 2014 7:21 PM
    Barrington police said Friday that their ongoing investigation of “sexting” among some Barrington middle school students is at too early a stage to determine whether criminal charges will be pursued.

  • Search is on for next Barrington superintendent Apr 10, 2014 6:07 PM
    The search for a new superintendent for Barrington Community Unit School District 220 will begin Monday with the first of four, and potentially many more, closed-door school board meetings. On Tuesday, the board announced that Superintendent Tom Leonard would be taking a superintendent job at a school district in Austin, Texas.

  • Editorial: School using controversy as a teaching moment Apr 10, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial praises the sensitive handling of a sexting controversy at a Barrington middle school.

  • Barrington District 220 receives conservation award for curriculum Apr 9, 2014 3:24 PM
    At its recent annual meeting Citizens for Conservation gave its highest award, the William H. Miller Conservation Award, to Barrington School District 220. This award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization that has shown outstanding conservation efforts within the Barrington community.

  • Barrington District 220 superintendent Leonard leaving in June Apr 8, 2014 7:09 PM
    Barrington Unit District 220 Superintendent Tom Leonard is leaving the district in June to take the same post with the Eanes Independent School District in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, school officials announced Tuesday. “I thought I was staying in Barrington,” said Leonard, “but a recruiting firm started talking to me maybe a month and a half ago and told me about this district in Texas. It has a lot of similarities to Barrington. It seemed like the right time to turn the page.”

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