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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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1988-53 Kristian B. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kristian B. ("Student") from a Regional Hearing Officer's decision that the DeKalb County School System, which serves as the Local Educational Agency ("LEA"), can provide the Student with a free, appropriate public education. The Stat...
1988-51 Gwinnett County Board of Education vs. Matt O.
This matter having come before the State Hearing Officer on appeal from the decision of the Regional Hearing Officer and the parties hereto having reached a written settlement (a copy of which is annexed hereto) in which they resolved all disputed issues,...
1988-50 Earlene Jackson vs. Richmond County of Education
This is an appeal by Earlene Jackson ("Appellant") from a decision by the Richmond County Board of Education ("Local Board") to dismiss her from her teaching position because of insubordination, incompetence, willful neglect of duties, and other good and...
1988-49 Jean Boatright vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jean Boatright ("Appellant") from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold a decision by a principal to remove Appellant as a band chaperone. The appeal is dismissed because the State Board of Educ...
1988-48 James W. vs. Muscogee County Board of Educaton
This is an appeal by the parent of James W. ("Student") from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to expel the Student for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year b...
1988-47 G. P. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by a regional hearing officer that denied a motion to recuse. The denial of a motion to recuse is an interlocutory decision and, there-fore, not appealable. The appeal is, therefore, dismissed....
1988-46 Emma F. vs. Newton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Emma F. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Newton County Board of Education ("Local Board") to permanently expel her from school. Appellant maintains that the punishment is too severe. The State Board of Education sustains the decis...
1988-45 Mary G. vs. Rome City Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by a regional hearing officer by the parents of Mary G. ("Student") that the Rome City Board of Education ("Local Education Agency" or "LEA") could conduct an evaluation of the Student under the provi-sions of the Educati...
1988-44 July O. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
The parent of July O. ("Student") appealed a regional hearing officer's grant of the DeKalb County Board of Education's ("LEA") motion for a continuance of a due process hearing. The LEA made a motion to continue the hearing until the Student completed a...
1988-43 Beverly Copeland vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Beverly J. Copeland ("Appellant") from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education ("Local Board") that she had not been demoted. Appellant maintains that she was demoted as the result of a transfer to a new school where she di...
1988-42 Callie Wilson vs. Coweta County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Callie Wilson ("Appellant") from a decision by the Coweta County Board of Education ("Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract for the 1988-1989 school year because of incompetency, willful neglect of duty, insubordination, an...
1988-41 Marcia Howell vs. Bleckley County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Marcia Howell ("Appellant") from a decision by the Bleckley County Board of Education ("Local Board") to add ten points to the grade of each student in Appellant's economics course. Appellant maintains that the Local Board acted arbit...
1988-40 LeTod K. vs. Doughtery County Board of Education
This is an appeal by LeTod K. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education ("Local Board") to suspend him for the remainder of the 1987-1988 school year because he carried a loaded pistol to school. The appeal was not timely fi...
1988-39 William Strickland, III (Petitioner) vs.
This is an appeal by William E. Strickland ("Petitioner") from a decision by the Georgia Department of Education ("Department") not to permit him to take another Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument ("TPAI") test after he had waived two tests and fai...
1988-38 Todd D. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Todd D. ("Student") from the decision of a regional hearing officer that the DeKalb County Board of Education did not have an appropriate educational facility for the Student and that the Georgia Department of Education...
1988-37 Shauna B. vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Shauna B. ("Appellant") from a decision of the Crawford County Board of Education ("Local Board") to suspend her from riding the school bus for the balance of the 1987-1988 school year and for the first thirty days of the 1988-1989 sc...
1988-36 Jerry Murkerson vs. Georgia Department of Education
This is a petition by Jerry W. Murkerson ("Petitioner") from a decision of the State Department of Education ("Respondent") to deny him a teaching certificate because he failed to pass the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument ("TPAI"). Petitioner fai...
1988-35 Alan Shuler vs. Gilmer County Board of Education
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the decision of the local board be sustained....
1988-34 Acie F. vs. Lamar County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Acie F. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Lamar County Board of Education ("Local Board") to suspend Appellant from school for the first semester of the 1988-1989 school year because of possession of alcohol on school premises. The...
1988-33 James M. Drury vs. Georgia Board of Education
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the decision of the Special Master be reversed and that the Appellant be granted one further TPAI assessment....
1988-32 Georgia Department of Education vs. Valerie L. Banks
This is a petition by the Teacher Assessment Unit of the Georgia Department of Education ("Petitioner") to con-test the finding and recommendation of the Certification Appeals Hearing Officer that the teacher, Valerie L. Banks ("Respondent"), be given an...
1988-30 Edith A. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Edith A. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education ("Local Board") to deny her Carnegie unit credits because of exces-sive absences from class. Appellant maintains that Local Board's procedures are defectiv...
1988-29 Mae S. & Samantha H. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is a joint appeal by Mae S. and Samantha H. ("Appellants") from decisions by the Muscogee County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to permanently expel each of them for violating the Local Boar...
1988-28 Antonio E. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee ("SEHC") to expel Antonio E. ("Student") for one quarter, with the option of attending alternative...
1988-27 Robert W. Coulter (Petitioner) vs.
This is an appeal from a decision by the Georgia Department of Education ("Department") to deny Robert W. Coulter ("Petitioner") an NT-5 teaching certificate in elementary education on the grounds that he had not complied with the minimum certification st...
1988-26 Scott G. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to expel permanently Scott G. ("Student") because he skipped classes and was found guilty of a criminal law violation and conduct outside of school that was detrimen...
1988-25 Essie McCrary vs. Bibb City Board of Education
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the decision of the local board be sustained....
1988-24 Bonner, Davis and Johnson vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Donald Bonner, Dottie Davis, and William Johnson ("Appellants" or "Teachers") from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education ("Local Board") to sustain the decision of a hearing tribunal that Appellants were not demoted and w...
1988-23 Young C. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
Upon motion by Appellant and the consent of the Appellee, the appeal filed herein is dismissed....
1988-22 Dekalb County Board of Education vs. J. O.
This is an appeal by both the DeKalb County Board of Education and the parent of J. 0. ("Student") from a deci-sion by a regional hearing officer. A due process hearing was requested by the DeKalb County School System ("Local Education Agency" or "LEA") u...
1988-21 David C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of David C. ("Student") from a decision of a regional hearing officer that the Gwinnett County Board of Education, which serves as the local educational agency ("LEA") for the Student, could provide the Student with a free...
1988-20 Michael S. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted and after a vote in open meeting. DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the decision of the local board be reversed....
1988-19 Phillip C. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Phillip C. ("Student") from a decision of a regional hearing officer that upheld the parents' right to prohibit the DeKalb County School System ("Local System") from conducting an evaluation of the Student under the pro...
1988-18 John L. Glenn vs. Brooks County Board of Education
This is an appeal by John L. Glenn ("Appellant") from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education ("Local Board") not to renew his teaching contract for the 1987-1988 school year because of insubordination, willful neglect of duty, and incompetence...
1988-17 State Board Of Education Of State Of Georgia, Department Of Human Resources Of Georgia And Rome City vs. Phillip E.
The above-styled matter is presently on appeal before the state hearing officer as to several issues decided by the regional hearing officer. All parties have conveyed to the state hearing officer that they have agreed upon a settlement of all issues in t...
1988-16 Gregory P. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Gregory P. ("Student") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") should provide the Student an updated evaluation, a staffing should be convened to complete...
1988-15 Sharon N. vs. Wilkinson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sharon C. ("Student") from a decision by the Wilkinson County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a Student disciplinary tribunal to suspend the Student for the remainder of the 1987-1988 school year after she...
1988-13 Kevin N. vs. Rockdale County Board of Education
A notice of appeal was filed by Kevin N. following a Rockdale County Board of Education decision that he attend an alternative school for three days because of a fighting incident. Appellant did not list any grounds for appeal, did not submit a brief, and...
1988-10 Brangela B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brangela B. ("Student") from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to affirm the decision of its Student Evidentiary Hearing Committee ("SEHC") to (1) suspend the Student for the remainder of the 1987-1988...
1988-09 Glynn County Board of Education vs. Bryan B.
This is an appeal by the Glynn County Board of Education from a decision by a regional hearing officer that the Glynn County School System (“Local System”) could not provide Bryan B. (“Student”) with a free appropriate public education...
1988-07 Shirley R. Allen vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Shirley R. allen ("Appellant") from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to dismiss Appellant from her position...
1988-06 Tina Macris Graham vs. Clayton County Board of Education
TThis is an appeal by Tina Macris Graham (hereinafter “Appellant”) from a decision of the Clayton County Board of Education (hereinafter “Local Board”) to withdraw Appellant’s teaching contract for the 1987-1988...
1988-05 Burke County Board of Education vs. Brandon C.
This is an appeal by the Burke County Board of Education ("Local Board") from a decision of a Regional Hearing Officer that the educational program offered by the Local Board would not allow Brandon C. ("Student") to benefit from special education, and th...
1988-04 Andrew A. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Andrew A. ("Student") from a Regional Hearing Officer's decision that the Student did not need a residential placement, that the Local Board did provide a free appropriate education to the Student for the school years 1...
1988-03 Joseph Serafin (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted herein and the report of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the request of the Petitioner be denied....
1988-02 Lee Ann Kitchens (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted herein and the report of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law of the Special Master are...
1988-01 Scott C. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Scott C. (hereinafter "Student") from a decision to expel the Student and assign the Student to alternative school. The Student was disciplined for using inappropriate language, for failing to comply with reasonable directions of teac...