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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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1985-51 Thomas S. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Burke County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") from a decision of a regional hearing officer that Thomas S. (hereinafter "Student") is being provided an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environmen...
1985-50 Janie H., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the mother (hereinafter "Appellant") of Janie H. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Student is educable. Appellant contends on appeal that the decision was made without reference to any defi...
1985-49 Elaine Morton vs. Griffin Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Elaine Morton (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Griffin-Spalding Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract for the 1985-86 school year on grounds of incompetency and insubordinati...
1985-48 William C. Baker vs. Professional Practices Commission
This is a report on the exceptions filed by William C. Baker (hereinafter "Appellant") from a report and recommendation by the Professional Practices Commission (hereinafter "PPC") to the State Board of Education. The PPC recommended suspension of Appella...
1985-47 Calvin Gordon vs. Jasper County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Calvin Gordon (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Jasper County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") terminating Appellant's teaching contract for failure to secure and maintain necessary educational training. A...
1985-46 Kelvin G., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Kelvin G. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") expelling the Student for possession of cocaine on school grounds. The Student contends on appeal tha...
1985-44 Gene Brewer vs. Camden County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gene Brewer, Superintendent of the Camden County School System (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Camden County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") placing an employee in a principal's position at St. Mary's E...
1985-43 Eric B. and Mark A., vs. Hancock County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Eric B. and Mark A. (hereinafter "Students") from a decision of the Hancock County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") expelling the Students for being in the teachers' lounge, being caught in the closet of the teachers' lo...
1985-42 Mark H., vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the mother (hereinafter "Parent") of Mark H. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") upholding a Student Evidentiary Committee decision to expel the Student and to pl...
1985-40 James Litchfield, George Wilson and Christine Winoker vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by James Litchfield, George Wilson and Christine Winoker (hereinafter "Appellants") from a decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") removing the book Deenie, by Judy Blume, from the Gwinnett County e...
1985-38 Sharron P., vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the father (hereinafter "Appellant") of Shannon P. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Houston County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that the Student could no longer attend Warner Robins Jr. High School but,...
1985-37 Jacob B., vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jacob B. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Bartow County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") reversing a decision by the Local Board's Administration that the Student would be granted an exception to attend a s...
1985-36 Erin N., vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Erin N. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Bartow County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") reversing a decision by the Local Board's Administration that the Student would be granted an exception...
1985-35 Carolyn E. Akins vs. Bullock County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Carolyn E. Akins (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Bulloch County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") terminating Appellant for immorality in that she was convicted of misapplication of program benefits in a ...
1985-34 Tomika M., vs. Jasper County School System
This is an appeal by the mother of Tomika M. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Jasper County School System (hereinafter “Local System") could offer the Student an appropriate educational program in a Day Servic...
1985-33 Augusto S. Medina vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Augusto S. Medina (hereinafter "Appe1lant") from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that Appellant's children could not attend the schools operated by the Local Board (hereinafter ("Local Bo...
1985-32 Michael B., vs. Cobb County School System
This is an appeal by the parents of Michael B. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the program offered by the Cobb County School System (hereinafter "Local System") would provide the Student with an appropriate educa...
1985-31 Jenny Beth Peddle vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jenny Beth Peddle (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") denying Appellant's motion to dismiss her non renewal. The motion to dismiss her non-renewal was made based ...
1985-30 Beverly Webb vs. Carroll County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Beverly Webb (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Carroll County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew Appellant's teaching contract for the 1985-86 school year. Appellant was charged with insubordina...
1985-29 Caleb Allen Powell, Sr., vs. Professional Practices Commission
This is a report on the exceptions filed by Caleb Allen Powell, Sr. (hereinafter "Appellant") from a report and recommendation by the Professional Practices Commission (hereinafter "PPC") to the State Board of Education which found that Appellant had atte...
1985-28 Drew P. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents (hereinafter "Appellants") of Drew P. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Clarke County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local System") could provide the Student a free, appropria...
1985-27 John Steele vs. Gordon county Board of Education
This is an appeal concerning whether O.C.G.A. §20-2-ll60 requires the Gordon County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to convene as a tribunal for hearing a matter of local controversy, namely, the consolidation of the Red Bud School and the ...
1985-26 Ronald M. vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Ronald M. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of a regional hearing officer that the Student's placement within the Dougherty County School System (hereinafter "Local System") affords the Student a free and appropri...
1985-25 Edward H. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Edward H. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") expelling the Student from the regular classes of the Local Board through the fall quarter of 1985-86 but allowing t...
1985-24 Vivian Logan vs. Thomaston City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Vivian Logan (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Thomaston City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") directing the Local Superintendent to contact the Professional Practices Commission (hereinafter "PPC") and re...
1985-23 Virginia Sampson vs. Brooks County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Virginia Sampson (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Brooks County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") denying Appellant's motion to dismiss her dismissal and appealing the Local Board's decision that it could ...
1985-22 Linda Titus vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Linda Titus (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Bibb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board”) suspending Appellant from duty without pay for sixty (60) days for conduct bringing discredit on the Local Board a...
1985-21 Earnest H. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the father of Earnest H. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Houston County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") upholding a principal's decision to suspend the Student for three days or require the Student to att...
1985-20 Larry Greene vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision of the Clarke County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew the teaching contract of Larry Greene (hereinafter "Appellant") as a result of a reduction in force and cancellation of programs. Appellant ...
1985-19 Steven D. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Steven D. (hereinafter" Appellant") from a decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") increasing the punishment from the punishment imposed by a Disciplinary Hearing Panel (hereinafter ("Panel") to ...
1985-18 Daphne M. Dixon vs. Henry County Board of Education
This appeal by Daphne M. Dixon (hereinafter “Appellant") is based upon the non-renewal of Appellant's contract of employment as a teacher by the Superintendent of the Henry County School System. Appellant requested that the Henry County Board of Education...
1985-17 Yvonne Gee vs. Monroe County Board of Education
This appeal by Yvonne Gee (hereinafter "Appellant") is based upon the non renewal of Appellant's contract of employment as a media specialist by the Superintendent of the Monroe County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board" ) . Appellant requested ...
1985-16 Daniel R. Arp vs. Bremen City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Daniel T. Arp (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Bremen City Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to relieve Appellant of his duties as a high school basketball and assistant football coach for the 1982-83 scho...
1985-15 Gilda Ellis-Adams vs. Whitfield County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gilda Ellis-Adams (hereinafter" Appellant") from a decision of the Whitfield County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that offering Appellant a contract for the 1985-86 school year as a teacher was not a demotion from her...
1985-14 Stephen Rice vs. Union County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Stephen Rice (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Union County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew Appellant's teaching contract for the 1985-86 school year due to a loss of students and cancellatio...
1985-13 Roberta Walton vs. Upson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Roberta Walton (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Upson County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") not to renew Appellant's contract for the 1985-86 school year. Appellant was charged with incompetence, willfu...
1985-11 Jimmy Lee Collier vs. Griffin Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jimmy Lee Collier (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the Griffin Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) expelling Appellant for using unacceptable language, disrupting...
1985-10 Larry T., vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the father of Larry T. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Houston County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") upholding a Student Review Committee's decision to expel the Student. The reason for the expulsion was...
1985-09 Richard G. Roberson vs. West Georgia Cooperative Education Service Agency
This is an appeal by Richard G. Roberson (hereinafter "Appellant") from a decision of the West Georgia Cooperative Education Service Agency (hereinafter "CESA Board") not to renew his teaching contract. Appellant was charged with insubordination, willful ...
1985-08 Concerned Citizens Against School Site vs. Cobb County Board of Education.
This is an appeal by the Concerned Citizens Against School Site (hereinafter "Citizens") from a decision of the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") affirming the selection of a high school site. The Citizens' appeal is based upon ac...
1985-07 Robert C., vs. Marion County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Robert C. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Marion County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to deny the Student credit for social studies and thus not allowing him to graduate, because he misse...
1985-06 Sean C vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") from a decision of a regional hearing officer that the parents of Sean C. (hereinafter "Student") had a right to be present at an eligibility meeting concerning their chil...
1985-05 Edward E., vs. Effingham County Board of Education.
This is an appeal by the parents of Edward E. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Effingham County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") that the Student would not be given Cargegie Unit credit for classes in which the Student exceeded...
1985-04 John Trotter vs. Dalton City School System
This appeal by John Trotter (hereinafter “Appellant”) and eight citizens of Dalton City (hereinafter “Citizens”) is based upon the non-renewal of Appellant’s contract of employment as an assistant principal by the Superintendent of the Dalton City School ...
1985-03 Antone R., vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision of the Muscogee County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") sustaining the actions of a disciplinary tribunal placing Antone R. (hereinafter "Student") in an alternative school for the remainder of the1984-85 sc...
1985-02 Todd C., vs. DeKalb county Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision of a regional hearing officer that the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") could serve Todd C. (hereinafter "Student") in a program for the orthopedically impaired rather than in the Student was m...
1985-01 Traci F., vs. Putnam County Board of Education.
This appeal was made from a decision of the Putnam County Board of Education to expel Traci F. (hereinafter "Appellant"), a high school student, for use of drugs. The mother of the Appellant has decided not to pursue the appeal. ...