The Barrow Local School Governance Team (LSGT) is a group of ten (10) active school advocates that includes administrators, teachers, parents/guardians, and community members. The LSGT focuses on making decisions and recommendations that are in the best interest of students, families and communities. The LSGT focuses on School Improvement Planning; Curriculum & Instruction; School Operations; Personnel; and School Budget.
The LSGT is co-led by the Principal and an elected parent or community member. The LSGT holds nine (9) open meetings throughout the year, and encourages public participation. Please contact a Co-Chair to find out about 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.