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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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1983-44 David J., vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of David J. (hereinafter "Appellant"), a student, from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to suspend him for three days because he was involved in a fight on school property. Th...
1983-42 Steven M., vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of Steven M. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Atlanta City School System (hereinafter "Local System") could provide the Student with a free, appropriate public education in the ...
1983-41 Olan H., vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of Olan H. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Cobb County Public Schools (hereinafter "Local System") was not required to provide the Student with transportation to and from a sch...
1983-38 Ronnie & Debbie Duffey vs. Henry Count
This is an appeal by Ronnie and Debbie Duffey (hereinafter "Appellants") from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") which denied them permission to permit their first grade daughter to attend a school outside her at...
1983-37 B. B., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of B. B. (hereinafter "Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the DeKa1b County School System (hereinafter "Local System") could provide the Student with a free, appropriate public education by imple...
1983-36 Joseph G., vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of Joseph G. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Atlanta City Public School System (hereinafter "Local system") could provide the Student with a free, appropriate public education....
1983-35 Samuel R. vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of Samuel R. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Atlanta Public School System (hereinafter "Local System") should conduct an evaluation of the Student in order to determine the pri...
1983-34 Robert C. Lansford vs. City of Savannah Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert C. Lansford (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew his teaching contract because he took sick leave...
1983-32 Tracey T., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Tracey T. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the DeKalb County School System (hereinafter "Local System"), could provide a free, appropriate public education for the Student at it...
1983-31 Bessie Fluellin vs. Lamar County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bessie Fluellin (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Lamar County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract following a hearing on charges of incompetency, willful neglect of duty, a...
1983-30 Isabella Hutton vs. Marietta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Isabella Hutto (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Marietta City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract for the 1983-1984 school year because of willful neg1ect of duty. The appe...
1983-29 Tracie L., vs. Heard County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Heard County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board" ) from a decision by a Regional Hearing Officer that the Local Board had not prepared an appropriate individualized educational program ("IEP") for Tracie L. (hereinafter ...
1983-28 Linda & Randy Gentry, et al. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
Both of the cases presented here involve the decision made on June 8, 1983, by the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to close four elementary schools. Appellants in Case No. 1983-27 are appealing the decision to close the Rehobe...
1983-27 Joe & Patricia Thompson, et al. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education (and)
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1983-26 Jacqueline Finley vs. Rome City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jacqueline Finley (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Rome City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew her contract as a librarian. Appellant appealed on the grounds she was denied due process because...
1983-25 Jerry L Robinson, Sr., vs. Hart County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jerry L. Robinson, Sr. (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Hart County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew his contract as a high school principal after receiving the findings and recommendations b...
1983-24 Everett Byrd vs. Taylor County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Everett Byrd (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Taylor County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to dismiss him from his teaching contract for the 1983-1984 school year. The appeal is based upon Appellant's a...
1983-23 Kristen A., vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Fulton County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that a free, appropriate public educational program was not available within the Fulton County Public Schools (hereinafter ...
1983-22 Kimberly D. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Kimberly D. (hereinafter "Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the Muscogee County School System (hereinafter "Local system") was no longer responsible for providing special education services ...
1983-21 Matthew F. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Matthew F. (hereinafter "Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the DeKalb County School System (hereinafter "Local System") could provide the Student with an appropriate public education, and th...
1983-20 Jean Balthrop vs. City of Savannah Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jean Balthrop (hereinafter "Appellant") from the decision by The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham (hereinafter "Local Board") which suspended her without pay for approximately thirty days an...
1983-19 Wesley B. vs. Murray County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Wesley B. (hereinafter "Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the Murray County School System (hereinafter "Local System") had a free, appropriate, public education available for the Student, th...
1983-18 Tremayne B. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parent of Tremayne B. (hereinafter "Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the Fulton County School System (hereinafter "Local System") could provide the Student with a free, appropriate public education an...
1983-17 Cave Springs Residents vs. Floyd County Board of Education
This is an appeal by residents of Cave Springs (hereinafter "Appellants") from a decision by the Floyd County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to file a request with the State Board of Education for an exception from the average daily at...
1983-16 Judy A., Julie A., and Mark A., vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Judy Akin (hereinafter "Akin") and her children, Julie and Mark Albright (hereinafter "children") from a decision of the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that Akin was not domiciled in Cobb County and her chi...
1983-15 Robert Saxby vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert Saxby (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to dismiss him from his position as a teacher and coach on charges of immorality, willful neglect of duty, and ot...
1983-14 Kimberly W., vs. Cobb County Board of Health
This is an appeal by the Cobb County Board of Health (hereinafter "Board") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the Board could not terminate services for Kimberly W. (hereinafter "Student") after a placement committee determined that the ...
1983-13 Daphne D., vs. Jones County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Daphne D. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Jones County School System (hereinafter "Local System") could provide an appropriate public education for the Student. The appeal ...
1983-12 James N. Huber vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by James N. Huber (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board" ) to dismiss Appellant after the Local Board's finding of incompetence, willful neglect of duty, and other ...
1983-11 Anthony W., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
The parents of Anthony W. (hereinafter "Student") requested contribution from the DeKalb County School System (hereinafter "Local System") towards the payment of the Student's tuition at a private school in which the parents had enrolled the Student when ...
1983-10 Erin P., vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents (hereafter "Appellants") of Erin P. (hereafter" Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that they could not obtain reimbursement for the expenses they incurred in obtaining independent evaluations of the St...
1983-09 Michael J. Paino vs. Griffin Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Michael J. Paino (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") which denied him a hearing on his charges that a counselor in the high school his son attended ga...
1983-08 Sara M. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sara M. (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to expel her for the remainder of the first semester of the 1982-1983 school term upon a finding that she had set fire...
1983-07 Bruce Smathers vs. Buford City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bruce Smathers (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision by the Buford City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that he was liable to pay $616.00 non-resident tuition or withdraw his two children from the Buford City School...
1983-06 Judy A., Julie A., and Mark A., vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") by Judy Akin (hereinafter “Akin”) and her children, Julie and Mark Albright (hereinafter “children” ). On January 5, 1983, the Local Board decided that Aki...
1983-05 Robert C. Lansford vs. Savannah City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert C. Lansford (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision by the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham (hereinafter “Local Board”) to demote him from his position as evening coordinator of the...
1983-04 Erin P., vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Erin P. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the special education placement proposed by the Fulton County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") would provide a free, appro...
1983-03 Jeff B., vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeff B. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”), which upheld a disciplinary panel decision to suspend the Student during the Winter Quarter, 1982-1983. The State H...
1983-01 and 1983-02 Steven M., vs. Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Atlanta Board of Education (here in-after “Local System”), combined with an appeal by the parent of Steven M. (hereinafter “Student”), from the special education placement decision of a regional hearing officer who decided that th...