Barrington Community Unit School District 220 is preparing for its annual Legislative Breakfast by adopting a set of positions on issues like school testing, and school safety.
The Board of Education meets for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 at Barrington High School, 616 West Main St.
The Board will approve a final draft of positions, which will be raised at a Legislative Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 16 at BHS.
Among the nine key positions:
- Avoid shifting responsibility for funding the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) to local districts.
- Adapting capital expenditures legislation would improve school security and student safety.
- Speed zones and traffic control devices should be required on heavily trafficked thoroughfares and rail crossings near schools even if pedestrians are not present.
- Recognizing many of the accountability benefits intended by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Barrington 220 believes measures to determine Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) should be revised to measures of an individual student’s progress.
- Mitigation is needed to lessen impacts of increased freight traffic by the CN Railway.