School Safety

The act of sending our children to our schools, one of the bedrocks of our American way of life, should not be something we question or that causes us to fear for their safety.

We want to assure our community that the number one priority of your Barrow County School System and your Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is student and staff safety.

We want to outline in broad strokes some of the things that we implement throughout the system to keep all our children, staff members and visitors safe. When planning for school safety we seek to create a welcoming, learning atmosphere that is safe and secure without presenting our schools as foreboding, prison-like buildings.

School Safety Letter: English | Spanish
Increased Disciplinary Consequence: English | Spanish

Submit a tip

Call or text the Tip Line at 678-786-2144.

Our Tip Line is NOT monitored 24/7. Report emergencies through 911.

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A reminder about our expectations regarding student behavior in our schools.

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This semester, we have dealt with several unfounded threats at our schools. We want to share additional information with our parents and staff so we are collectively informed and prepared to respond moving forward.

School Safety Contact

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John Skinner

Chief Safety & Security Officer

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