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Barrington Education Association website


At our first meeting of the year, the BEA Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Referendum question that residents will be voting on in March 2020. Details on how members can get involved and how they plan to canvas or drum up support for passage of the referendum will be forthcoming. The financial impact of a failed referendum may be felt by all.

Opportunity to get involved!

The Board of Directors is asking for a small team of members to develop some guiding language about the elections process within the BEA. Because our union is strong, and getting stronger every day, contested elections will be commonplace with so many people wanting to join the executive committee. Last year we held two contested elections - a first in anyone's recent memory. Because of that, we felt the need to create some guiding language about what can and cannot be done when campaigning. This will be a one-time meeting with a share out before the board of directors at the January meeting. Please contact Melissa Atteberry or Alison Rohrbach if you are interested. We know there are many people that are looking to step up, but simply cannot commit to ongoing committes or leadership posts. Here's your chance!

Upcoming Trainings at the Palatine IEA office:

SB100/Restorative Justice

October 22 - Dinner 4:30, Training 5:00

(SB100 is the law passed in 2015 that addresses the school-to-prison pipeline. Read more about it here).

ACEs Training/Overview

November 5

(ACEs are "adverse childhood experiences." The IEA has taken a position of leadership across the country in addressing ACEs and how they affect our students ability to learn).

Both trainings will take place at the Palatine office of the IEA. It is located at 553 N. North Court Suite 210 in Palatine. It's behind the Baker's Square if that helps


Early career educators are invited to a Q&A sponsored and facilitated by the BEA. Have your questions answered by your district colleagues! Click the pic for the full flier and description of the session.

IEA Updates:

What's disgusting? UNION BUSTING!

Click above to see how the IEA is responding to deceptive attacks and just how being a Proud IEA Member serves you!

The IEA provides ISBE approved coursework on the Online Learning Portal of the IEA website. Work on what the areas that interest YOU, at your pace and on your terms. This is a members only area and you'll need your IEA username and password.

New Members!

Use this form and return it to Lauren Kenny at Barbara Rose.

We celebrate the pride in our professional commitment to the children in Barrington School District 220. Thank you for your support!

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