Board of Education Seat Open for District 9 At-Large

Board of Education Vacant Seat

The Barrow County Board of Education (BOE) is seeking candidates for the District 9 At-Large seat. The appointed person will serve as a BOE member through January 1, 2025, but would be eligible to qualify and run as an incumbent in the November 2024 general election and, if elected, serve until December 31, 2026.

  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for holding public office in Barrow County and should submit a detailed letter of interest in the position.
  • Letters of interest will be accepted until noon on Jan. 24, 2024. They should be sent to the Interim Superintendent of the Barrow County School System at 179 W. Athens Street, Winder, GA 30680.
  • At the board’s discretion, they will interview qualified candidates at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2024.

Public input on interview questions to be posed to the candidates for this position is welcomed and should also be submitted in writing to the Interim Superintendent of the Barrow County School System at 179 W. Athens St., Winder, GA 30680 by noon, Jan. 24, 2024.



School board members should plan to attend all monthly Work Sessions and Board of Education meetings, in addition to committee meetings as needed.

As required by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), newly elected members of local boards of education shall participate, as a minimum, in 15 hours of training within one year of taking office. (GSBA website - bottom of page)


New Board Member Required Training – 9 hours
Five hours of this requirement must be training provided by the Finance and Budget Office of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)

Local District Orientation – 3 hours
One hour must be on district finances

Whole Board Governance Training – 3 hours
Three hours of annual Whole Board Governance Training (includes Superintendent)

Total Training – 15 hours

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