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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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1994-76 Santana E. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Santana E. (Student) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1994-75 Jaclyn T. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jaclyn T. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) sustaining the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal that found the Student guilty of violating the Local Board's policy...
1994-74 Sam A. vs. Tift County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sam A. (Student) from a decision by the Tift County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him for the remainder of the semester after a Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of fighting...
1994-73 C. K. F. & R. J. K. vs. Peach County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. K. F. and R. J. K. (Students) from a decision by the Peach County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the Local Systems' s decision that the Students were guilty of cheating on an examination, which resulted in a zero grade...
1994-72 Clifton Y. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Clifton Y. (Student) from a November 8, 1994, decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from his regular high school with the opportunity to go to its Second Chances program...
1994-71 Rory D. vs. Marietta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Rory D. (Student) from an October 24, 1994, decision by the Marietta City Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year after...
1994-70 Tonya W. vs. Liberty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tonya W. (Student) from a November 1, 1994, decision by the Liberty County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year after finding her...
1994-69 Crystal M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Crystal M. (Student) from an October 10, 1994, decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her from all Gwinnett County schools, except the alternative school...
1994-68 Brian Bown vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
In this appeal, Brian Bown (Appellant) appeals from the decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding that he was insubordinate...
1994-67 Adam H. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Adam H. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to expel him from his neighborhood school...
1994-65 Audrey Arrington-Hawkins vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
The issue in this appeal is whether a local school system can suspend a teacher for sixty school days under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-943(a)(l)(B). Appellant, Audrey Arrington-Hawkins, was suspended without pay for sixty school days by the Local Board...
1994-64 Carnell Florence vs. McIntosh County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Camell Florence (Appellant) from a decision by the McIntosh County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his contract based upon charges of insubordination, willful neglect of duties, and other good and sufficient causes...
1994-63 Andrew Coleman vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Andrew Coleman (Appellant) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his contract as a principal for the 1994-1995 school year...
1994-62 Eboni B. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Eboni B. (Student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the May 20, 1994, decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel her for one year because she took a fork from a school cafeter...
1994-61 William B. vs. Dodge County Board of Education
This is an appeal by William B. (Student) from a decision by the Dodge County Board of Education (Local Board) concern-ing the display of his records to other students...
1994-60 Todd S. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Todd S. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education to uphold the May 19, 1994, decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year...
1994-59 Elizabeth Iles vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. C. (Student) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education ...
1994-58 Shane N. vs. Johnson County Board of Education
This is the second appearance of a case involving the expulsion of a student who carried a gun to school and threatened another student by putting the gun to the other student's head...
1994-57 Albert N. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Albert N. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student for one year...
1994-56 Dana B. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dana B. (Student) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel her because she cut another student several times with a knife dur...
1994-55 Clay O. vs. Haralson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Clay 0. (Student) from a decision by the Haralson County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold, without a hearing, the decision of the Student's assistant principal to suspend him for three days following an altercation on a scho...
1994-54 Roshon E. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Roshon E. (Student) from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to place the Student in an alternative school until the end of the first semester of the...
1994-53 Margaret Hanson vs. Buford City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Margaret Hanson (Appellant) from a decision by the Buford City Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract because of insubordination, willful neglect of duty...
1994-52 Matthew R. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Matthew R. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold a decision to suspend him for four days. The period of suspension ended on April 20, 1994...
1994-51 Kareem M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kareem M. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from all Gwinnett County public schools because he shot another student in the abdomen in a crowded hallway in a scho...
1994-50 W. R. P. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by W.R.P. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for one year, with the option of attending an alternative school...
1994-49 Jason B. vs. Thomaston-Upson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jason B. (Student) from a decision by the Thomaston-Upson County Board of Education (Local Board) not to permit him to make up the examina-tions he missed during a ten-day suspension...
1994-48 Corey L. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Corey L. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student for one calendar year because he was found in possession of a kni...
1994-47 Derek P. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Derek P. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold a March 21, 1994, decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student until April 11, 1994, and to place him on probation until June...
1994-46 Marvin A. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Marvin A. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year because he brought a kni...
1994-45 Todd G. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Todd G. (Student) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel the Student because he brought a pellet gun on campus...
1994-44 Eugene D. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Eugene D. (Student) from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel him because of repeated violations...
1994-43 Leman W. vs. Ware County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Leman W. (Student) from a decision by the Ware County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year...
1994-42 C. R. B. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C.R.B. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year because he was truant while on probation from another disciplinary incident...
1994-41 Christopher Savage vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Christopher Savage (Appellant) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny his request for payment of attorney fees following Appellant's successful defense against a termination action...
1994-40 Elaine Lucas vs. Bibb County Board of Education
The separate appeals by Thelma Dillard (Dillard) and Elaine Lucas (Lucas) have been combined because of the substantial similarity of the issues involved. Both Dillard and Lucas have been employed by the Bibb County Board of Education...
1994-39 Adelina K. vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Adelina K. (Student) from a decision by the Crawford County Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant her the designation of valedictorian because she attended Crawford County High School for only two years...
1994-38 Thelma D. Dillard vs. Bibb County Board of Education
The separate appeals by Thelma Dillard (Dillard) and Elaine Lucas (Lucas) have been combined because of the substantial similarity of the issues involved. Both Dillard and Lucas have been employed by the Bibb County Board of Education...
1994-37 Karen Starnes vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Karen Starnes (Appellant) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to adopt the recommendation of a Professional Practices Commission Tribunal to terminate her teaching contract because of insubordination...
1994-36 T. F. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
Based upon the written request of the Student and agreement by Appellee, the appeal herein is hereby dismissed....
1994-35 L. J. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. J. (Student) from a March 21, 1994, decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend the Student for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year because he physically assaulted another student and a teache...
1994-34 Henry C. Ficklin vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Henry C. Ficklin (Appellant) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to require Appellant to repay sick leave pay obtained when Appellant reported that he was ill while attending, and receiving payment for,...
1994-33 C. B. W. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the parents of C. B. W. (Student) from a March 29, 1994, decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal...
1994-32 Stephen C. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Stephen C. (Student) from a March 21, 1994, decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student for one year...
1994-31 Ron C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ron C. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from school after a Student Disciplinary Tribunal found that on two consecu-tive days the Student was involved in drive-...
1994-30 Angela S. vs. Franklin County Board of Education
Based upon the written request of the Student and agreement by the Appellee, the appeal herein is hereby DISMISSED....
1994-29 Brett F. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brett F. (Student) from a March 17, 1994, decision by the Henry County Board of Education to assign him to in-house suspension for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year because he brought a knife on campus...
1994-28 Reuben A. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Reuben A. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel the Student because he threatened another student with a gun wh...
1994-27 Nathan R. vs. Pickens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Colin P. (Student) from a decision by the Charlton County Board of Education (Local Board) not to take any action concerning the decision to bar him from participating in golf and baseball during the spring quarter of the 1993-1994 sc...
1994-26 Colin P. vs. Charlton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Colin P. (Student) from a decision by the Charlton County Board of Education (Local Board) not to take any action concerning the decision to bar him from participating in golf and baseball during the spring quarter of the 1993-1994 sc...
1994-25 Altonio G. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Altonio G. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel the Student for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year with the provis...
1994-24 Matthew H. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Matthew H. (Student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to expel him for one calendar year after finding that he had a gun in his car while t...
1994-23 Dwight F. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dwight F. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to permanently expel the Student from all Clayton County schools because he brought a ....
1994-22 Netaya C. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Netaya C. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel the Student from all regular schools in Clayton County and to as...
1994-21 Sylathia L. vs. Savannah-Chatham Board of Education
These are separate appeals by Martheia B. and Sylathia L. from decisions by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education to suspend them until the end of the last semester of the 1993-1994 school year because they were involved in an altercation at a bu...
1994-20 Martheia B. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
These are separate appeals by Martheia B. and Sylathia L. from decisions by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education to suspend them until the end of the last semester of the 1993-1994 school year because they were involved in an altercation at a bu...
1994-19 Douglas N. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
Tony C. and Douglas N. (Students) have appealed the January 18, 1994, decision of the Muscogee County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to place the Students in an alternative school for the remainder of the 1993-1...
1994-18 Tony C. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
Tony C. and Douglas N. (Students) have appealed the January 18, 1994, decision of the Muscogee County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Discipline Tribunal to place the Students in an alternative school for the remainder of the 1993-1...
1994-17 Lemuel Lackey vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lemuel Lackey (Appellant) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because a gun was found in his car by two students who were repairing the brakes on Appellant's car...
1994-16 Lancelot Thornton vs. Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lancelot Thornton (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to accept the recommendation of a Professional Practices Commis-sion Tribunal that his contract as an elementary music teacher should be ter...
1994-15 D. H. vs. Brooks County Board of Education
D. H. (Student) appeals from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from school because he put on a cap before leaving the school building, he became involved in a tug-of-war with a teacher, and he called...
1994-14 Kenisha B. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kenisha B. (Student) from a December 30, 1993, decision by the Cobb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to impose the minimum punishment of a 20-day suspen-sion because the Student broug...
1994-13 Michael A. vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Michael A. (Student) from a January 4, 1994, decision by the Walton County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year for possession of a weapon, a carbon dioxide air gun, on school...
1994-12 Matthew S. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
Matthew S. (Student) filed an appeal from a January 18, 1994, decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to assign him to an alternative school for the remainder of the 1993-1...
1994-11 Adam S. vs. Henry County Board of Education
Adam S. (Student) appeals from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold a December 7, 1993, decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1993-1994 school year because he brought brass...
1994-10 Michael H. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Michael H. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student from all regular DeKalb County schools through the end of the...
1994-09 A. J. Nault vs. Fulton County Board of Education
Appellant, A. J. Nault, appealed from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to accept the recommendation of a Professional Practices Commission (PPC) Tribunal to suspend Appellant without pay from his position as a teacher based...
1994-08 Chris B. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to expel Chris B. (Student) from the Henry County School System for the remainder of the 1993-1994 schoo...
1994-07 Larry C. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel Larry C. (Student) from the Ben Hill County School System because he had two handguns and ammunition for one of them on school grounds...
1994-06 Tyrone B. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tyrone B. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Review Tribunal to permanently expel him after he was charged with involuntary manslaugh-ter following the...
1994-05 R. C. S. vs. Baldwin County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Baldwin County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to expel R.C.S. (Student) from the Baldwin County School System for the remainder of the 1993-1994 sch...
1994-04 Shane N. vs. Johnson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Shane N. (Student) from a decision by the Johnson County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from school when he applied for re-admission following a suspension for assaulting another student with a loaded gun...
1994-03 Terrence L vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to permanently expel Terrence L. (Student) from the Clayton County School System because he was in pos...
1994-01 Derricus H. and Scottie R. vs. Rome City Board of Education
This is an appeal from a decision by the Rome City Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel Derricus H. and Scottie R. from the Rome City School System because they were involved in a...