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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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1989-37 William George vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by William George ("Appellant") from a decision by the Walton County Board of Education to accept the recommendation of a Professional Practices Commission Tribunal to terminate Appellant's teaching contract based upon a finding of unpro...
1989-36 Quintana W. vs. Newton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Quinata W. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Newton County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that Appellant should be suspended for fifteen days for improperly touching a f...
1989-35 Aaron J. vs. Pike County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Aaron J. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Pike County Board of Education ("Local Board") to expel him for the remainder of the 1989-1990 school year because he brought an alcoholic beverage on the school campus. Appellant complain...
1989-34 Stacy W. vs. Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Stacy W. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Spalding County Board of Education ("Local Board") to expel him for the remainder of the 1989-1990 school year because of his possession of firearms on the school campus. Appellant complai...
1989-33 Henry Brown vs. Decatur City Board of Education
Upon written motion of Appellant, the appeal filed in the foregoing case is hereby...
1989-31 Mary F. Dickens vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Mary F. Dickens ("Appellant") from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract for the 1989-1990 school year because she failed to maintain a valid Georgia teaching certificate...
1989-29 Debbie Hollingshead (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, the recommendation of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the State Board of Education adopt the Special Master...
1989-28 Bernice Artis vs. Warren County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bernice Artis ("Appellant") from a decision by the Warren County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the Local Superintendent's decision to refuse Appellant a teaching position when she returned from maternity leave at the be...
1989-27 Lawrence Carwile (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, the recommendation of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the State Board of Education adopt the Special Master...
1989-26 Mary Jane Lee (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, the recommendation of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the State Board of Education adopt the Special Master...
1989-25 Emma Bonner Walker vs. LaGrange City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Erma Bonner Walker ("Appellant") from a decision by the LaGrange City School Board ("Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract following a hearing at which the Local Board found sufficient evidence to sustain charges of incompe...
1989-24 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...
1989-23 Young C. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
Upon motion by Appellant and the consent of the Appellee, the appeal filed herein is dismissed....
1989-22 Deborah Morris (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, the recommendation of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the State Board of Education adopt the Special Master...
1989-21 Vicki Sherling vs. Colquitt County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Vicki Sherling ("Appellant"), a teacher, from a decision by the Colquitt County Board of Education ("Local Board") to dismiss her on charges of immorality upon finding that she had been in possession of marijuana in violation of state...
1989-19 Janie Battle vs. Americus City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Janie Battle ("Appellant") from a decision by the Americus City Board of Education ("Local Board") not to renew her teaching contract for the 1988-1989 school year upon finding her incompetent. Appellant main-tains that the evidence d...
1989-18 Walter J. vs. Ware County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Walter J. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Ware County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold a decision to expel Appellant from school for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year and to remove all credits received for th...
1989-17 Theresia Copeland (Petitioner) vs.
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, the recommendation of the Special Master, and after a vote in open meeting, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the State Board of Education adopt the Special Master...
1989-16 Friends of Campbell H. S. Committee vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Friends of Campbell High School Committee ("Appellant") from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to merge three high schools into two high schools and to change the name of Campbell High School to Smyr...
1989-15 Patrick S. vs. Wilkinson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Patrick S. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Wilkinson County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of the Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel Appellant for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year because...
1989-14 Dexter H. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dexter H. ("Appellant") from a decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel Appellant for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year, with the opti...
1989-13 Curtis Broadnax vs. Houston County Board of Education
Upon motion of the Appellant and the consent of the Appellee, the appeal filed herein is dismissed....
1989-12 Anthony W. vs. Washington County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Anthony W. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Washington County Board of Education ("Local Board") to expel him for the remainder of the school year for possessing and transmitting Valium tablets. The deci-sion of the Local Board is...
1989-11 Terry Oates vs. Coffee 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....
1989-10 Milan Markovic vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, after due consideration of the record submitted, DETERMINES AND ORDERS, that the request of Appellant for waiver of Policy IHF be denied....
1989-09 J. L. Collier vs. Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. L. Collier ("Appellant") from a decision by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education ("Local Board") to not allow his daughter to attend a school outside her "attendance zone". The Local Board has a policy that requires eleme...
1989-08 Harvey D. vs. Rabun County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Harvey D. ("Appellant") from a decision by the Rabun County Board of Education ("Local Board") to expel him for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year for smoking a marijuana cigarette on campus. Appellant claims that there was in...
1989-07 LaTanya M vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Latanya M. ("Appellant") from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend Appellant for the remainder of the 1988-1989 school year, with the o...
1989-06 Anthony P. vs. Pike County Board of Education
Upon written motion of Appellant, the appeal filed in the foregoing case is hereby, dismissed....
1989-04 S. Wayne Newton vs. Fayette County Board of Education
Upon written motion of Appellant, the appeal filed in the foregoing case is hereby, dismissed....
1989-03 Cyndi Coleman vs. Paulding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Cyndi Coleman ("Appellant"), a substitute bus driver, from a decision by the Paulding County Board of Education ("Local Board") not to change its decision to grant a bus route to another bus driver rather than to Appellant. The appeal...
1989-02 Van P. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of Van P. ("Student") from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education ("Local Board") to uphold the determination of a student disciplinary tribunal that the Student was guilty of violat-ing rules of conduct establ...
1989-01 Frederick B. vs. Newton County Board of Education
Upon written motion of Appellant, the appeal filed in the foregoing case is hereby, dismissed....