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Barrow School System unveils new digital coaches

Barrow School System unveils new digital coaches

The Barrow County School Board recently approved the creation of digital coaches in each school to assist teachers and students with new technology, especially related to the Bring Your Own Technology Program, and to serve as the school website webmasters.

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Barrow school system looking at possibility of adding more life-saving AEDs

Barrow school system looking at possibility of adding more life-saving AEDs

After a third use of a school’s automated external defibrillator to help save the life of someone in cardiac arrest, the Barrow County School System is eyeing the possibility of including money in an upcoming budget to make sure that all school buildings are equipped with one, according to Assistant Superintendent Ken Greene.

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Barrow BOE vice chairman Churchill to resign

Barrow BOE vice chairman Churchill to resign

The Barrow County School Board needs to fill a chair.

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Students, staff rush to help AHS teacher during heart attack

Students, staff rush to help AHS teacher during heart attack

A quick response by students, teachers and clinic workers prevented a much worse outcome for Apalachee High Band Director Matt Fuller after he suffered a heart attack in class and collapsed, according to Principal Glenn Wilson.

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Barrow schools honored for their progress

Barrow schools honored for their progress

For the second year in a row, Apalachee High was named one of the state’s high progress schools according to a recent Department of Education press release.

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Barrow BOE to hold 3 hearings prior to millage rate vote

Barrow BOE to hold 3 hearings prior to millage rate vote

The Barrow County School System will hold three public hearings before having the opportunity to approve the millage rate for the fiscal year 2015 budget.

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New tax assessor: County has done all it can to fix school exemption error

New tax assessor: County has done all it can to fix school exemption error

The Barrow County School System will be getting nearly $2 million more in revenue this year thanks to the recent discovery of an old error, but correcting the error for the current year and for the future is as much as the county can do, according to new tax assessor Don Elrod.

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Barrow BOE approves tentative millage rate, honors employees

The Barrow County School Board on Tuesday night tentatively approved maintaining an 18.5 millage rate for the fiscal year 2015 budget.

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Sims Academy holds official ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sims Academy holds official ribbon-cutting ceremony

The school has been open for students since Aug. 1 and for faculty and staff prior to that, but Wednesday morning the Barrow County School System’s new career academy was officially opened by local, state and international officials as well as much of the community.

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BOE honors school district's top teachers

BOE honors school district's top teachers

The Barrow County Board of Education honored its Teachers of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year both before and during the Tuesday night board meeting.

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BOE to further discuss what to do about multi-million dollar error

BOE to further discuss what to do about multi-million dollar error

The Barrow County School Board will discuss with its lawyers what to do about a long-ago error by the Barrow County tax assessor’s office which could have cost the school system more than $20 million in revenue.

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School system continues to grow, but not as quickly

School system continues to grow, but not as quickly

The Barrow County School System is still growing, but if the trend of early numbers continue, the growth might be slowing slightly.

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Bear Creek bids farewell to longtime AP

Bear Creek bids farewell to longtime AP

Students at Bear Creek Middle school, along with teachers, a band and the Apalachee High JROTC, paraded past retiring assistant principal John McKay on Friday morning to honor him before he leaves the school system. He even got to sit on his "throne" with his wife to watch the parade while wearing Burger King crowns.

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Former WBHS JROTC leader cleared after appealing 2013 investigation

Former WBHS JROTC leader cleared after appealing 2013 investigation

Winder-Barrow High’s former JROTC program head has been cleared to return to instructing.

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Longtime Barrow principal retires

Longtime Barrow principal retires

The Barrow County School District isn’t done hiring administrators or other staff for the just-begun school year.

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A sign of the times: "Bring your own technology"

A sign of the times: "Bring your own technology"

For those who went to school in the not too distant past, where a drawer in the teacher's desk usually served as a repository for any cell phones confiscated from students trying to sneak a peak at a text or missed call, a trip to one of many Barrow County School System classes may cause a double-take.

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New CLES principal happy to be back at an elementary school

New CLES principal happy to be back at an elementary school

It wasn’t that long ago that County Line Elementary’s new principal had zero thoughts on ever being a principal or even leaving her hometown county, Jackson.

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Barrow County Schools recognize transportation dept.

Barrow County Schools recognize transportation dept.

The Barrow County School System’s transportation department was on the receiving end of praise at the first regularly scheduled board meeting in the new school year.

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Barrow Head Start begins its 30th year

Barrow Head Start begins its 30th year

The Barrow County Head Start learning program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this school year.

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Sims Academy promises a unique experience

Sims Academy promises a unique experience

The students are associates, the teachers are trainers. There are no bells, and soon a coffee shop – run by associates in the marketing department – will welcome visitors in the front lobby.

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Barrow school leaders agree on adding more time for construction

Barrow school leaders agree on adding more time for construction

Numerous Barrow administrators took the time Tuesday night at the board of education meeting to praise all of the system staff who had done so much to get the new Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology mostly ready for students ahead of Friday’s start of school.

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BOE talks SPLOST vote, start of new school year

BOE talks SPLOST vote, start of new school year

The Barrow County School Board is already being prepped for the upcoming Special Local Option Sales Tax vote.

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Barrow School System to focus on students' weak subjects

Barrow School System to focus on students' weak subjects

The Barrow County high schools will be putting extra emphasis on some of the subjects the students fared poorly on in the final round of the End of Course Tests, according to the system’s new superintendent.

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Barrow County school system students return for another year

Barrow County school system students return for another year

Students at Auburn and Statham Elementary schools, along with their peers across the county, returned to school Friday for the first day of the new year.

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BOE approves ballott question that would bring SPLOST, bond funds for 2 new schools

BOE approves ballott question that would bring SPLOST, bond funds for 2 new schools

Barrow residents will get the chance to vote in November on a ballot question that, if passed, would allow the Barrow County School System to construct two new schools in the coming years.

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