The Barrow Local School Governance Team (LSGT) is made up of committed school advocates: the school principal, 3 staff members, 3 parents and 3 community members. Teams can also add one or two at-large members. Team members work together to boost student achievement and have input into critical decisions including the school growth plan and budget.
The LSGT is led by the principal and team co-chair, a parent or community member. During the 2019-2020 school year, the Barrow LSGT meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- August 26, 2019
- September 16, 2019
- October 21, 2019
- November 18, 2019
- December 16, 2019
- January 27, 2020
- February 24, 2020
- March 23, 2020
- April 27, 2020
- May 18, 2020
Meetings are held at the school and are open to the public. If an individual wishes to speak to the LSGT during the meeting, the individual should contact the school principal by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day the meeting is held. Individual speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. To protect student privacy, speakers shall refrain from identifying students by name. Personal concerns may be addressed in writing to the co-chairs of the LSGT.
Barrow Wellbeing Project LSGT Grant
In 2018, the Clarke County School District set aside grant funds to distribute to LSGTs to create innovative programs that build the capacity of schools and communities to support the achievement, success, and well-being of children in alignment of one or more of the District's focus areas of literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional development.
Grant Budget: $21,400
Barrow will focus on improving student social-emotional development. The proposed program focuses on implementing mindfulness training within the classroom to reduce undesirable student behavior and lower levels of stress hormones. Additionally, teachers and staff will receive mindfulness training in order to reduce “secondary trauma”. Barrow also proposes to use a therapeutic element by creating a “sensory room”. The sensory room will be run by a variety of outsourced folks and the school counselor. Students will be chosen for the sensory room based on need. Overall, the program seeks to improve student specific behaviors, reduce office referrals, and further improve school climate.