Barrington 220 hosting community meetings on upcoming $147 million referendum
The Barrington Unit District 220 school board will hold five community information meetings and three open houses in coming weeks to inform the community about the school district referendum question on the March 17 primary election ballot.
The district is seeking voter approval to borrow $147 million for improvements at all schools in areas such as safety and security, plumbing, electrical, roofing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Proposed work also includes construction of a physical education and wellness center at Barrington High School, additional classrooms at the district's two middle schools, and new classroom space at all elementary buildings for science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes, as well as students with special needs.
The community meetings are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Lines Elementary School; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Sunny Hill Elementary School; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Barrington High School; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Barrington Middle School -- Station Campus; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at North Barrington Elementary School.
Open houses are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Grove Avenue Elementary School; 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Barrington Middle School -- Prairie Campus; and 7 p.m. Thursday., March 5, at Barrington High School.