Barrow County students, teachers could notice big differences soon

Local school district considering $137M budget

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — Students in Barrow County could soon see some changes to their schools and teachers could notice a difference on their paycheck.

Channel 2 Action News has learned the Barrow County School District is considering a $137 million budget that includes raises for teachers and more than $1 million for security cameras in classrooms.

Superintendent Chris McMichael said the cameras would increase security and improve learning.

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"They can use those things for standout lessons we can share with other teachers or kids that are out that day. They can make those available to those students.," McMichael said.


The budget also includes plans to renovate Yargo Elementary and Westside Middle, and build a new high school near Sims Academy.

"If we have more security in the school system and I can be more secure with my kids when they go to school, I don't have to worry," one parent told Channel 2 Action News.

A final vote is set for June.