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Barrow BOE chooses new board member

Barrow BOE chooses new board member

The Barrow County School Board has a new member.

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TOTY Meier focused on her students

TOTY Meier focused on her students

Auburn – To know the level of devotion Haley Meier brings to her job as a second grade teacher, just ask her how stressed she is to leave her class for a three month maternity leave.

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BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

BOE to choose replacement for Churchill

The four people vying to replace Mitch Churchill on the Barrow County Board of Education include a substitute teacher and Sunday school teacher, a vice president for Bank of America and a retired medical worker.

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Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Barrow student overcomes obstacles

Winder-Barrow High sophomore Joseph Lee has a goal of being in computer programming some day.

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BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

BOE sets meeting to pick one of 4 candidates to fill board seat

The Barrow County Board of Education will have the chance to choose one of four candidates next Tuesday to serve the remaining two years and two months of departing board member Mitch Churchill’s term.

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County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

County adds signs, cross walks to road near Apalachee cluster

Parents, students and those living in the area will have a few new road features to take in when they drive down Haymon-Morris Road during the school rush beginning Monday morning.

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Barrow student SAT scores down slightly

Barrow student SAT scores down slightly

Barrow County high school students fared slightly worse on the SAT test in 2014 than in 2013, according to results released Tuesday by the state department of education.

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BOE opens up board member appointment process to public

BOE opens up board member appointment process to public

The Barrow County Board of Education wants the public involved in its process of appointing a school board member to fill the more than two years remaining in member Mitch Churchill’s term.

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WBHS student named to prestigious U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

WBHS student named to prestigious U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

A Winder-Barrow High student will be in the Lone Star state in early January after receiving a big honor from the U.S. Army.

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Barrow BOE votes not to further pursue tax error issue

Barrow BOE votes not to further pursue tax error issue

The Barrow County School Board narrowly defeated a motion Thursday night to discuss further with the county the issue over the multi-million dollar tax exemption error, but member Lynn Stevens said she’s not ready to give up on the issue.

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Barrow BOE set to approve millage rate Thursday

Barrow BOE set to approve millage rate Thursday

The Barrow County School board will vote Thursday on the final piece of the fiscal year 2015 budget: The millage rate.

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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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