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Articles filed under Barrington Area Unit District 220

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  • Editorial: Protecting your kids from others, themselves Jun 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial advocates that parents become thoroughly engaged in their kids' online existences to protect them both from online dangers - and themselves.

  • Popular events combine for Barrington expo Jun 12, 2014 5:58 PM
    The Barrington High School gymnasium will be full Saturday with about 100 exhibitors, including restaurants, businesses and school district programs, for the inaugural Barrington BizEd Community Expo. The event is the largest collaboration between the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and Barrington Area Unit School District 220.

  • Barrington 5th-grader mines success with gamer novel Jun 12, 2014 6:09 AM
    Most students don’t see summer break as an opportunity to work on their next novel, but Jake Mayer of Barrington is not your average 11-year-old. Jake’s first book, “A Story of Friends, Enemies and Minecraft,” has sold more than 14,000 copies on Amazon.com. “It hasn’t changed Jake at all,” his mom Kris said. “It has always just surprised him that he has fans.”

  • Laptops stolen from Barrington High School storage closet Jun 10, 2014 10:33 PM
    Police are investigating the theft of 59 MacBook Air computers from a locked storage closet at Barrington High School.

  • Students and sex images Jun 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    Within a month, four schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been charged.

  • School districts take action after sexting, porn incidents Jun 9, 2014 9:30 PM
    Within months, four elementary and middle schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been criminally charged. The districts have responded by trying to educate students about the appropriate use of the Internet and social meda.

  • Barrington student video bids fond farewell to superintendent/video star Jun 5, 2014 6:32 PM
    Tom Leonard, the longtime superintendent of Barrington Area Unit School District 220, received a fond farewell during his last appearance in a BHS-TV video promoted in his final e-newsletter on Thursday.

  • Parents voice concerns over class size in Dist. 220 Jun 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    A standing-room-only crowd attended a special meeting Tuesday night of the Barrington Area Unit School District 220 board dedicated to address parents’ concerns about large class sizes in the district’s elementary schools.

  • Barrington school acts after boys caught playing ‘hanging game’ Jun 4, 2014 7:31 PM
    Two boys who played “the hanging game” in a bathroom at Countryside Elementary School in Barrington were spared serious harm thanks to the swift action of their peers and adults at the school Tuesday, officials said. “It wasn’t a tragedy because students alerted adults when they saw something that they saw was unsafe,” District 220 spokesman Jeff Arnett said. “The adults intervened immediately to make sure the children did not endure physical harm.”

  • Barrington area meets new District 220 superintendent May 31, 2014 8:00 AM
    Barrington Unit District 220’s newly appointed Superintendent Brian Harris wasted no time Friday getting reacquainted with the community he previously served as an assistant principal during the 1990s. Just a day after being named to succeed the departing Tom Leonard, Harris attended a breakfast for graduating Barrington High School seniors before moving on to a pair of receptions — one for district staff and the other for community leaders.

  • The Soapbox May 31, 2014 5:01 AM
    Find out what Daily Herald editors think about some pending legislation, a superintendent shuffle and the condition of suburban roads, among other topics.

  • Dist. 220, teachers extend contract through 2018 May 30, 2014 1:02 PM
    A deal extending the contract for teachers in the Barrington Unit School District 220 through 2018 was approved by the district board of education Thursday, one day after its ratification by the teachers union. Under the new deal, most teachers will receive an average annual raise of 2.4 percent.

  • Barrington District 220 gives multiyear deals to administrators May 29, 2014 6:08 PM
    Eleven administrators in Barrington Unit School District 220 received multiyear performance-based contracts approved by the district’s board of education at their public meeting Thursday morning. Superintendent Tom Leonard said the 11 administrators, a group that includes school principals and high-ranking district personnel, have institutional knowledge that is valuable to the district.

  • Dist. 220 hires Wheaton Warrenville’s Harris as new leader May 29, 2014 6:23 PM
    The Barrington Unit School District 220 school board Thursday hired Brian Harris, current superintendent of Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, as its new superintendent. Harris will replace Superintendent Tom Leonard, who in April announced plans to resign June 30 and take over as top administrator in the Eanes Independent School District in the suburbs of Austin, Texas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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