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State Board Decisions

The State Board of Education decides appeals of decisions rendered by local boards of education in matters of school law pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-1160. The appeals primarily involve matters relating to student discipline and the discipline and termination of certificated personnel, although any matter of school law can be appealed. The State Board has been issuing written decisions in these appeals since the 1970's. Eventually all written decisions of the State Board will be posted on the web in a searchable format.

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1980-38 Steven M. vs. Atlanta City Schools
This is an automatic appeal by the Atlanta Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") from the findings and recommendation of a regional hearing officer that the Atlanta Public School System (hereinafter "Local System") did not have an appropriate pla...
1980-37 Lavern Mole vs. Richmond County
This is an appeal by Lavern Mole (hereinafter referred to as "Appellant") from a decision by the Richmond County Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as "Local Board") to expel him from a CETA welding class as a result of scuffling with another stu...
1980-35 RE: Edward S. vs.
On November 14, 1980, the Georgia Department of Education received a letter from the parent of Edward S. (hereinafter the "Student") which stated that an appeal, from an interim decision of a regional hearing officer to continue a December 14, 1979 hearin...
1980-34 Mary C. vs. Douglas County
This is an appeal by the parent of Mary C. (hereinafter "the Student") from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education which adopted the recommendation of a regional hearing officer that the Student does not require learning disability services a...
1980-33 Wilbur B., Cleatus B., James C, Kenneth J., and Isaac L. vs. Decatur County
This is an appeal by five students, Wilbur B., Cleatus B., James C., Kenneth J., and Isaac L. (hereinafter referred to as "Appellants") from a decision of the Decatur County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to suspend them from high school d...
1980-32 Regina J. vs. Muscogee County
This is an appeal by Regina J. (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to deny her request for readmission to school following a decision by the Local Board to expel her because she h...
1980-31 Robin S. vs. City of Thomaston
This is an appeal by both the City of Thomaston Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") and the parents of Robin S. (hereinafter the "Student"), from the recommendations of a regional hearing officer concerning the payment of visual evaluations and...
1980-30 Hugh Hick vs. Dougherty County
This is an appeal by Hugh Hicks (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Dougherty County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to terminate his contract as a teacher on the grounds of immorality. The appeal is based on the allegation tha...
1980-29 William Clark vs. Wheeler County
This is an appeal by the Superintendent of Schools of Wheeler County (hereinafter" Appellant") from a decision of the Wheeler County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to terminate the contract of a principal of the Wheeler County School S...
1980-28 Richard H. vs. Bulloch County
The parents of Richard H. (hereinafter referred to as "Appellants"), appealed from a decision by the Bulloch County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") which upheld the recommendation of a regional hearing officer that the Bulloch County School...
1980-27 RE: Donald C. vs.
This is an appeal from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") upholding the decision of a regional hearing officer that regional hearing officers are bound by policy decisions and case decisions of the State Board o...
1980-26 John G. vs. DeKalb County
The parents (hereinafter "Appellants") of John G. (hereinafter the" Student") appealed a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") which adopted the recommendation of a regional hearing officer concerning the preparation...
1980-25 Jennifer H. vs. Atlanta city Schools
This is an appeal by the parents of Jennifer H. (hereinafter Appellants) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to adopt the recommendation of a regional hearing officer that Jennifer (hereinafter "the Student")...
1980-24 Elaine K. Bryant vs. Fulton County
This is an appeal by Elaine K. Bryant, a resident of the Rico Elementary School attendance area (hereinafter "Appellant"), from a decision of the Fulton County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board" ) to close the Rico Elementary School due to low ...
1980-23 Donald M., Randolph C., and Thomas C. vs.
On June 3, 1980, Donald M., Randolph C., and Thomas C. (hereinafter "Appellants") were involved, directly and indirectly, in placing an explosive device into a school locker on school property. The device exploded and caused considerable damage to school ...
1980-22 Joseph K. vs. DeKalb County
This is an automatic appeal following a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") rejecting the decision and recommendation of a regional hearing officer in connection with the placement of Joseph K. (hereinafter the "St...
1980-21 Allean Garrett vs. Atkinson County
This is an appeal by Allean Garrett (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Atkinson County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew her contract as a principal for the 1980-1981 school year based upon charges of insubordinatio...
1980-20 Calvin E. vs. Hart County
This is an appeal by Calvin E a student, (hereinafter" Appellant"), from a decision by the Hart County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to place him on one year probation after finding that he had purchased a quaalude pill from another stude...
1980-18 Frank B. vs. Paulding County
This is an appeal by the parents of Frank B. (hereinafter "the Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the Paulding County Board of Education did not have to provide a summer remedial reading program for the Student. The Hearing Off...
1980-17 Citizens from Canon, Georgia vs. Franklin County
This is an appeal by a group of citizens from Canon, Georgia (hereinafter "Appellants") who are in disagreement with a decision of the Franklin County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to close the elementary school located in Canon because o...
1980-16 Citizens from Dawnville Elementary School vs. Whitfield County
This is an appeal by a group of citizens from the Dawnville Elementary School attendance zone in Whitfield County (hereinafter "Appellants") from a decision by the Whitfield County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to redistrict the attendanc...
1980-15 Angella B. vs. Cook County
This is an automatic appeal arising from the rejection by the Cook County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") of the recommendation of the regional hearing officer in a hearing concerning the special education placement of Angella B. (hereinaft...
1980-14 Levis Lee vs. Charlton County
This is an appeal by Levis Lee (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Charlton County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to suspend him for the remainder of the 1979-1980 school year. The appeal was made because of Appellant's assert...
1980-13 Vernette Foreman vs. Burke County
This is an appeal by Vernette Foreman (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local" Board") denying him admittance to the Burke County School System because of its determination he was not a resident...
1980-12 vs. Nova University
RE: Nova University, Case No. 1980-12 At a pre-hearing conference with Mr. Eldon Basham, representing the Department of Education, and Mr. Thomas Panza, representing Nova University, the parties stipulated they would present the following language to the ...
1980-11 Audrena Winstead vs. Cobb County
This is an appeal by Audrena Winstead (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") upholding the decision of a hearing tribunal to expel Appellant because of a finding that she was selling ill...
1980-10 JoAnne Roach vs. Baldwin County
This is an appeal by JoAnne E. Roach (hereinafter letter of reprimand written by Appellant's principal was within the Principal's realm of authority, but that all reference to any disciplinary measures would be expunged from her personnel files. Appellant...
1980-09 Robert N. vs. Fulton County
This is an appeal by the parents of Robert N. (hereinafter referred to as "the Student") from a decision of the Fulton County Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as "Local Board") adopting the findings and recommendation of a regional hearing offi...
1980-08 Lisa Morris vs. Walton County
Lisa Morris (hereinafter "Appellant") has appealed a decision by the Walton County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to expel her for the remainder of the 1979-1980 school year because she was in an off-limits area of school where marijuana w...
1980-07 Mary P vs. Carroll County
In this special education appeal, the parents of Mary P. (hereinafter respectively referred to as "Appellants" and "Student"), have appealed a decision by the Carroll County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that the Carroll County school sys...
1980-06 James L. Dabney vs. Henry County
This is an appeal by James L. Dabney (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to dismiss him from his job as a bus driver because he violated the speed limit for school busses. The appea...
1980-05 Charles Hutchenson vs. DeKalb County
Charles Hutcheson (hereinafter "Appellant") has appealed from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to suspend him from his position as a principal for five days without pay following a finding by a tribunal of thr...
1980-04 Amy C. vs. Bibb County
This is an appeal from the decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") affirming the decision of a regional hearing officer in connection with the special education placement of Amy C. (hereinafter "the Stud en t"). The appe...
1980-03 Donald C. vs. DeKalb County
This is an automatic appeal following a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") rejecting the decision and recommendation of a regional hearing officer in connection with the payment of special education services for D...
1980-02 Gary C. vs. Cobb County
This is an automatic appeal following a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to reject the recommendation of a regional hearing officer that residential placement was appropriate for Gary C. (hereinafter "the Student"...
1980-01 Karen W. vs. DeKalb County
This is an appeal from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") regarding the decision of a regional hearing officer in connection with the payment of special education services for Karen w. (hereinafter "the Student"...