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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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1987-46 Ira C., Lawanda G, and Dana N. vs. Dodge County Board of Education
This is an appeal by three students (“Students”), who were expelled for the first semester of the 1987 1988 school year by the Dodge County Board of Education (“Local Board”). The Students were expelled for acts of sexual misconduct. The Students contend ...
1987-45 Jeffrey B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeffrey B. (“Student”) from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (“Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee (“Committee”) to expel the Student from all regular units of the Local ...
1987-44 Heidi N. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (“Local Board”) that the questions raised by Heidi N. (“Appellant”), a student, concerning the inclusion of a test result in her final grade point average was not a local controve...
1987-43 Tyrone Copeland vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tyrone Copeland (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to accept the recommendation of a tribunal of the Professional Practices Commission to terminate Appellant’s c...
1987-42 Ervin William vs. Chatham County Board of Education
Based upon the request of the Appellant, and the foregoing matter having been rendered moot by virtue of the fact that the Appellant has been reemployed by the appellee, it is hereby DISMISSED...
1987-41 Frankie F. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Frankie F. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee to suspend the Student from all regular units o...
1987-40 Teresa E. Fulton vs. Georgia State Board of Education
This is a petition by Teresa E. Fulton (hereinafter “Petitioner”) from a decision of the State Department of Education (hereinafter “Department”) to deny her a teaching certificate because of her failure to pass the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrume...
1987-39 Concerned Citizens of the Wadley School Area vs. Jefferson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by a group of concerned citizens of Jefferson County residing in the Wadley School District (hereinafter “Appellants”) from a decision of the Jefferson County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to deny Appellants’ motion to r...
1987-38 John S. Davis vs. Georgia State Board of Education
This is an appeal by John S. Davis (hereinafter “Petitioner”) from a decision of the State Department of Education (hereinafter “Department”) to deny him a teaching certificate because of his failure to pass the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument (...
1987-37 Samuel W. Johnson vs. Lee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Samuel W. Johnson (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Lee County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to renew his teaching contract because of charges of insubordination, willful neglect of duty, inciting, ...
1987-36 Ashley J. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ashley J. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee to suspend the Student for ten days and to place...
1987-35 Donna Teem vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Donna Teem (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Walker County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to accept the recommendation of a tribunal of the Professional Practices Commission to terminate Appellant’s cont...
1987-34 Melvina D. vs. Bryan County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the mother of Melvina D. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the Bryan County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to retain the Student in the tenth grade because the Student was absent more than ten days in three c...
1987-33 Sean M vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sean N. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the DeKaib County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm in the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee to suspend the Student from all regular units o...
1987-32 Danny D. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the mother of Danny D. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee to suspend the Student from all reg...
1987-31 Jack A. vs. Greene County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Jack A. (“Student”) from a Regional Hearing Officer’s decision that the Greene County Board of Education (“Local Board”) could provide the Student with a Free Appropriate Public Education (“FAPE”) and was not required t...
1987-30 Henry A. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Muscogee County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) from a decision of the Regional Hearing Officer that the Local Board must provide cued speech as Henry A.’s (hereinafter “Student”) primary mode of communication, and ...
1987-29 James L. vs. Richmond County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of James L. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Student is not a handicapped student within the meaning of the Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act of 1975 (hereinafter “t...
1987-28 Andre J. vs. Chatham county Board of Education
This is an appeal by Andre J. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the Chatham County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Hearing Board to expel the Student. The Student was expelled for selling ampic...
1987-27 Laura Fry vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Laura Fry (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to renew her contract as a teacher for the 1987-1988 school year. Appellant was not provided a hearing under ...
1987-26 Richard Lusane vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Richard Lusane (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Clayton County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to renew his teaching contract for the 1987-1988 school year because of a reduction in force. Appellant ...
1987-25 Paige M. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Paige M. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Muscogee County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) offered the Student an appropriate education in the Least Restrictiv...
1987-24 Lynn Smith vs. Bryan County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lynn Smith (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision by the Bryan County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to renew his contract as a teacher for the 1987-1988 school year on the grounds of incompetency, willful negle...
1987-23 Derrick B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Derrick B. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee to expel the Student from all regular units of ...
1987-22 Kevin K. vs. Lagrange City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kevin K. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the LaGrange City Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to affirm the decision of its appointed hearing officer that the Student be expelled for the remainder of the spring ...
1987-21 Sean G. 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 Local Board could not provide Sean G. (hereinafter “Student”) an appropriate education and that the appropriate plac...
1987-20 E Marvin Pulliam vs. Warren County Board of Education
IT APPEARING that the parties in the above referenced matter have reached agreement; and; IT APPEARING that E. MARVIN PULLIAM, by and through his attorney, has consented to the dismissal of said appeal; NOW THEREFORE, this appeal is hereby dismissed. ...
1987-19 Jim M. vs. Bulloch County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jim M. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision of the Bulloch County Board of Education (hereinafter "Local Board") to withhold credit from the Student and to suspend the Student for eight days. The Student contends on appeal that the...
1987-18 Jeremy L. vs. Richmond County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Jeremy L. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Student is not a handicapped student within the meaning of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (hereinafter “A...
1987-17 Evans J. vs. Americus City Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents (hereinafter “Appellant”) of Evans J. (hereinafter “Student”) from a Regional Hearing Officer’s decision that the Americus City Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board” or “Local System”) offered the Student a free ap...
1987-15 James D. vs. Jefferson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by James D. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the Jefferson County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to name him as valedictorian or salutatorian of his class. The Student contends he was denied the honor of bei...
1987-14 Franklin White vs. Lamar County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Franklin White (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Lamar County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to terminate Appellant’s contract as a bus driver. Appellant contends termination of his contract was an exces...
1987-13 John Heil vs. Georgia Department of Education
This is an appeal by John Heil (hereinafter “Petitioner”) from a decision of the State Department of Education (hereinafter “Department”) not to credit him with successfully completing his Teacher Performance Assessment. Petitioner contends that an error ...
1987-12 Jeffrey S. vs. Bryan County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeffrey S. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Bryan County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) did not have to educate the Student in a class with other students, had to increase ...
1987-09 Kathy Roberts vs. Newton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kathy Roberts (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision by the Newton County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to accept a recommendation by a tribunal of the Professional Practices Commission (hereinafter “Tribunal”) not...
1987-08 Ronnie D. vs. Dept. of Human Resources, GDOE & Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the mother (hereinafter “Appellant”) of Ronnie D. from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that neither the Department of Human Resources, the State Department of Education, or the Cobb County Board of Education (hereinafter “Loc...
1987-07 Johanna J. vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Johanna J. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Atlanta City Board of Education’s (hereinafter “Local Board”) classification of the Student as moderately mentally handicapped was correct, that...
1987-06 Karen Morra vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Karen Morra (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Atlanta City Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) not to grant Appellant a hearing. Appellant contends she was entitled to a hearing regarding the decision of the ...
1987-05 John O. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
IT APPEARING that the decision of the Regional Hearing Officer, in the above referenced matter was signed on January 5, 1987; and IT APPEARING that the decision of the Regional Hearing Officer, in the above referenced matter was received by Appellant on J...
1987-04 Jonnathon G. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Jonnathon G. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the Student was properly placed in the Woodall Psychoeducational Center in 1985 and was properly classified at that time as having ...
1987-03 George H. vs. Fulton Board of Education
This is an appeal by George H. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the Fulton County Board of Education to sustain the decision of a Disciplinary Tribunal to expel the Student from the system for the winter quarter, and to place the Student in an a...
1987-02 Elizabeth B. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Elizabeth B. (hereinafter “Student”) from a decision of the Evans County Board of Education to expel her from the Evans County School System for the remainder of the 1986-87 school year. The Student contends on appeal that the punishm...
1987-01 Murray Parks, Bob W. Dorman, et al vs. Meriwether County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Murray Parks, Bob W. Dorman, and Citizens for Community Schools of Meriwether County (hereinafter “Appellants”) from a decision of the Meriwether County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to deny Appellants’ motion to reco...