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. The Barrow LSGT meets the second Monday of every month from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The meetings are open and all are welcome to attend.
Please contact a co-chair for more information about the LSGT, future meetings or how you can get more involved.
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.