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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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1990-37 Patti Jarriel vs. Toombs County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Patti Jarriel (Appellant) from a decision by the Toombs County Board of Education (Local Board) to remove a bus driver from a part of her route where parents had complained about the bus driver...
1990-35 Sarah D. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sarah D. (Appellant) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her request to continue attending school outside her attendance zone. The Local Board's decision is sustained....
1990-34 Ernestine Heard vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ernestine Heard (Appellant) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her grievance about the method used to calculate her seniority status for purposes of school as-signments. The appeal is dismiss...
1990-33 John S. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by John S. (Appellant) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education to per-manently expel him from school based upon charges that he accosted another student with a knife on school property. The decision of the Local Board is...
1990-32 Mary Cleveland. vs. Butts County Board of Education
Based upon a written request of counsel for Appellant to withdraw the appeal filed herein, this appeal is dismissed....
1990-31 Earnes Edmondson vs. Monroe County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Earnest Edmondson (Appellant) from a decision by the Monroe County Board of Education (Local Board) that he was not entitled to a hearing under O.C.G.A. § 20-2-942 because his reassignment from music teacher and band director to gener...
1990-30 Brenda Shankle vs. Elbert County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brenda Shankle (Appellant) from a decision by the Elbert County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the administrative decisions reached in a grievance proceeding filed by Appellant to protest her teaching assignment for the 19...
1990-29 Ronald Peterson vs. Brooks County Board of Education
Ronald Peterson (Appellant) appeals from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his contract as a principal of the Brooks County High School because of insubordination, willful neglect of duties, and incompetence...
1990-28 Bobby E. Turner vs. Schley County Board of Education
The State Board of Education, having reviewed the record of the hearing before the Professional Practices Commission Tribunal, the report of the Tribunal, and the exceptions presented by Petitioner...
1990-27 Betty Lee vs. Chatham County Board of Education
Betty Lee (Appellant) appeals from a decision by the Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold her demotion by the Local Superintendent because of losses sustained in the payroll department she managed...
1990-26 Dr. Bob Roberts vs. Fayette City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bob Roberts (Appellant) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant him a hearing on why his contract for the 1990-1991 school year was not issued after the Local Board had voted to hire him and...
1990-25 Willodene Lee vs. Thomas County Board of Education
Willodene Lee (Appellant) appeals from a decision of the Thomas County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract because of a loss of stu-dents. Appellant claims that the Local Board did not have any evidence to support its decis...
1990-24 Jacqueline Kinge vs. Fulton County Board of Education
Jacqueline King (Appellant) appeals from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to sustain the Local Superintendent's decision to deny Appellant's grievance concerning her transfer to another school and the administration's inser...
1990-23 Tracey T. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
The State Board of Education, after a review of the record and arguments by both parties, reverses the decision of the local board of education without opinion. Mr. Foster, Mr. Brinson, Mr. Sessoms and Mr. Abrams dissented. Mr. Sears was not present....
1990-22 Perry Bacon vs. Bryan County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Perry Bacon, Superintendent of the Bryan County School System (Local Superintendent) from a decision by the Bryan County Board of Education (Local Board) to renew the contract of Dr. Sallie Brewer as principal for the 1990-1991 school...
1990-21 Jerald Cardin vs. Cherokee County Board of Education
Jerald Cardin (Appellant) appeals from a decision by the Cherokee County oard of Education (Local Board) to terminate his contract after it found that he had exhibited unprofessional conduct when he submitted the work product of another teacher to fulfill...
1990-20 Shae Singletary vs. Fitzgerald City Board of Education
Michael Powell (Powell) and Shae Singletary (Singletary) appealed a decision by the Fitzgerald City Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them from school for the remainder of the spring semester, 1990 be-cause they possessed or used alcoholic bever...
1990-19 Michael Powell vs. Fitzgerald City Board of Education
Michael Powell (Powell) and Shae Singletary (Singletary) appealed a decision by the Fitzgerald City Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them from school for the remainder of the spring semester, 1990 be-cause they possessed or used alcoholic bever...
1990-18 Benjamin DeLoach. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
Benjamin DeLoach (Appellant) filed an appeal from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to accept the Local Superintendent's recommendation to demote Appellant from his position as a counselor because he participated in changing...
1990-17 Michelle K. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
Michelle K. (Student) appeals the decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel her until the second semester of the 1990-1991 school year because she violated the Local Board's policy against drugs. The Local Board's decision...
1990-16 Rylene Meacham vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Rylene Meacham (Appellant) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the personnel director of the depart-ment of transportation to terminate Appellant from her position as a bus...
1990-15 Derek M. vs. Decatur County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Derek M. (Appellant) from an April 12, 1990, decision by the Decatur County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel Appellant for the remainder of the semester because he was involved in transporting property that was stolen from th...
1990-13 Nina Childs vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Nina Childs (Appellant) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract after a hearing tribunal composed by the Professional Practices Commission (PPC) found that there was suffi...
1990-12 Nicholls Education Action Committee vs. Coffee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Nicholls Education Action Committee, the Broxton Education Action Committee, and other residents of Nicholls and Broxton, Georgia (Appellants) from a decision by the Coffee County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm a previ...
1990-11 Vann S. vs. Evans County Board of Education
Vann S. (Student) appealed the February 12, 1990, decision of the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him from school for the remainder of the 1989-1990 school year because he was referred to the principal's office for talking in class,...
1990-10 Toronald J. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
On February 14, 1990, Toronald J. (Student) and a group of four other students attacked two students from another school. All of the students were in either the seventh or eighth grades. The group did not use any weapons, but they severely beat the two st...
1990-09 Karen Walden, et al vs. Jefferson County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Jefferson County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny a petition for rehearing filed by Karen Walden, et al. (Appellants)...
1990-08 Sonny H. & Joanne B. vs. Lamar County Board of Education
These cases involve the Lamar County Board of Education's policy of not granting credit to a student who is absent from school for more than ten days...
1990-07 Sonny H. & Joanne B. vs. Lamar County Board of Education
These cases involve the Lamar County Board of Education's policy of not granting credit to a student who is absent from school for more than ten days...
1990-06 Karen Eargle vs. Bibb County Board of Education
Karen Eargle (Appellant) appealed a Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) decision not to grant her a hearing to consider her transfer from one secretarial posi-tion to another by the Local Superintendent. The appeal is dismissed....
1990-05 Stephanie S. vs. Bulloch County Board of Education
Stephanie S. (Appellant) has appealed from a Bulloch County Board of Education (Local Board) decision to suspend her for five days and prohibit her from engaging in extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the first semester of the 1989-1990 schoo...
1990-04 Katie Ruth Adkisson vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Katie Ruth Adkisson (Appellant) from a decision by the Walton County Board of Education (Local Board) to dismiss her from her position as a bus driver. Appellant claims that the Local Board did not have any legal basis for her termina...
1990-02 John H. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
John H. (Student) has appealed from a Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) decision to uphold a Student Disciplinary Tribunal decision to suspend him for the remainder of a school semester because of his use of profanity within the school. The...
1990-01 Sylvia Arnold vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sylvia Arnold (Appellant) from an Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) decision that: (1) denied her grievance appeal from a decision by the Local Superintendent that denied her any relief on her allegations that she had been the...