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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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1995-50 Madison L. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Madison L. (Student) from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel the Student...
1995-49 Garry W. Crawford vs. Stephens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Garry W. Crawford (Appellant) from a decision by the Stephens County Board of Education not to remove John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" from the school library...
1995-48 Joe L. Jr., vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joe L., Jr. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold, because of a tie vote, the decision of a hearing officer to suspend him for the remainder of the first semester of the 1995-1996 sch...
1995-47 Chris M. vs. McIntosh County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Chris M. (Student) from a decision by the McIntosh County Board of Education to assign him to an alternative school for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1995-46 Frances Roberson vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dr. Frances Roberson (Appellant) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (Local Board) to dismiss her under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940 because her position as executive director of K-12 curriculum was eliminat...
1995-45 Jeffrey A. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeffrey A. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Disciplinary Tribunal to expel the Student for one year after finding that he had violated the Local Board's Rule 9...
1995-44 Charles R. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Charles R. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Disciplinary Tribunal that expelled the Student during the 1995-1996 school year after finding that the Student had...
1995-43 Draymond S. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Draymond S. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Disciplinary Hearing Officer to expel the Student for one year because he was in possession of a gun while on campus...
1995-42 Travis E. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Travis E. (Student) from a June 20, 1995, decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him from regular school until January 17, 1996...
1995-41 Sherry B. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sherry B. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her from school during the fail quarter of the 1995-1996 school year...
1995-40 Bill M. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bill M. (Student) from the May 18, 1995, decision of the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student until May 5, 1995...
1995-39 Josh G. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Josh G. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Disciplinary Hearing Officer to permanently expel him...
1995-38 Larry C. vs. Rockdale County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Larry C. (Student) from a May 9, 1995, decision by the Rockdale County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal that the Student was guilty of bringing a knife to school...
1995-37 Isaac Bias vs. Carroll County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Isaac Bias (Appellant) from a decision by the Carroll County Board of Education to terminate his contract because of insubordination and other good and sufficient cause...
1995-36 Shaquita K. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Shaquita K. (Student) from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (Local Board) not to provide her with a hearing in connection with her March 27, 1995...
1995-35 Michael R. & Samantha D. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is the combined appeal of Michael R. (Michael) and Samantha D. (Samantha) (also collectively referred to as Students) from a decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education...
1995-34 Jason R. M. vs. Cartersville City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jason R. M. (Student) from a decision by the Cartersville City Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent not to grant him a graduation certificate from Cartersville High School because he was...
1995-33 Levar B. vs. Lamar County Board of Education
This is an appeal by LeVar B. (Student) from a vote by the Lamar County Board of Education (Local Board) not to reconsider its January 23, 1995, decision to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995...
1995-32 Tina B. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tina B. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to place the Student on fifteen-day in-school suspension...
1995-31 Jacob C. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jacob C. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from high school for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year and assign him to an alternative school...
1995-30 Henry C. Ficklin vs. Bibb County Board of Education
The appeals of Thelma D. Dillard (sometimes referred to hereafter as ("Dillard"), Elaine Lucas ("Lucas"), and Henry C. Ficklin ("Ficklin") (collectively referred to hereafter as "Appellants") are before the State Board of Education...
1995-29 Elaine Lucas vs. Bibb County Board of Education
The appeals of Thelma D. Dillard (sometimes referred to hereafter as ("Dillard"), Elaine Lucas ("Lucas"), and Henry C. Ficklin ("Ficklin") (collectively referred to hereafter as "Appellants") are before the State Board of Education...
1995-28 Thelma Dillard vs. Bibb County Board of Education
The appeals of Thelma D. Dillard (sometimes referred to hereafter as ("Dillard"), Elaine Lucas ("Lucas"), and Henry C. Ficklin ("Ficklin") (collectively referred to hereafter as "Appellants") are before the State Board of Education...
1995-27 Allynson F. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Allynson F. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education to suspend her for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year because of her excessive absences from school...
1995-26 Laticia H. vs. Camden County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Laticia H. (Student) from a decision by the Camden County Board of Education to suspend her for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year because of excessive disciplinary referrals...
1995-25 Dr. Clarence Jones vs. Atlanta Public Schools
This is an appeal by Dr. Clarence Jones (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his contract as Vocational Educational Supervisor at Archer High School based on a finding that he violated the...
1995-24 Ryan B. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ryan B. (Student) from an April 10, 1995, decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from school until June 8, 1995, and requiring him to appear before a panel before being re-admitted in the fall...
1995-23 Joshua B. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joshua B. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel him...
1995-22 Wesley O. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Wesley 0. (Student) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him until the beginning of the second semester of the 1995-1996 school year...
1995-21 Brian J. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brian J. (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 six weeks after finding that he had purchased and sold drugs on sc...
1995-20 Mercer Buffington vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Mercer Buffington (Appellant) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) that he is not a resident of Harris County and, therefore, must pay tuition...
1995-19 Jeremy S. vs. Whitfield County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeremy S. (Student) from a decision by the Whitfield County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold a January 18, 1995, decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year after...
1995-18 Thomas and Virgina Fishburne vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Thomas and Virginia Fishburne (Appellants) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) that they are not residents of Harris County and, therefore, must pay tuition...
1995-17 Brenda Hall vs. Ware County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brenda Hall (Appellant) from a decision by the Ware County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her contract because of incompetency and other good and sufficient reason under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940....
1995-16 Sterlin J. vs. Rabun County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sterlin J. (Student) from a November 10, 1994, decision by the Rabun County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1995-15 Larry Burke vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
On March 7, 1995, Larry Burke (Appellant) appealed to the State Board of Education from a decision made on February 1, 1995, by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board)...
1995-14 Kelvin G. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Kelvin G. (Student) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the Student from school from January 13, 1995...
1995-13 Davin B. vs. Burke County Board of Education
Based upon written request from the parties, the above-styled appeal is hereby dismissed....
1995-12 Robert M. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert M. (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 1994-1995 school year...
1995-11 Will J. vs. Clinch County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Will J. (Student) from a decision by the Clinch County Board of Education (Local Board) to place him on in-school suspension for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year because he violated the ban on having a gun on campus...
1995-10 Georgetown M. S. Defense Committee, et. al. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by the Georgetown Middle School Defense Committee and individual residents of an area of Chatham County known as Georgetown (Appellants) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education...
1995-09 Cathy H. vs. Brantley County Board of Education
Based upon written request from the parties, the above-styled appeal is hereby dismissed....
1995-08 Zack T. vs. Calhoun City Board of Education
Josh G. and Zack T. have appealed from decisions by the Claxon City Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1995-07 Josh G. vs. Calhoun City Board of Education
Josh G. and Zack T. have appealed from decisions by the Claxon City Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1995-06 L. J. vs. Screven County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. J. (Student) from the December 15, 1994, decision of the Screven County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from school with the option of returning to alternative school at the beginning of the 1995-1996 scho...
1995-05 Brian N. vs. Heard County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brian N. (Student) from a decision by the Heard County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1995-04 Lashanta C. vs. Heard County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lashanta C. (Student) from a decision by the Heard County Board of Education (Local Board) to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1994-1995 school year...
1995-03 Vonley J. Starkey vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Vonley J. Starkey (Appellant) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education not to renew his contract for the 1994-1995 school year because of insubordination, incompetency, willful neglect of duty and other good and suffi...
1995-02 Keith L. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Keith L. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb 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 1994-1995 school year bec...
1995-01 Karl S., Kevin S., And Sean S., vs. Cherokee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Karl S., Kevin S., and Sean S., who are sister and brothers, from a decision by the Cherokee County Board of Education not to permit them to attend schools outside their attendance zone...