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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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1996-72 C.D. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. D. (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 from regular school until March 17, 1997...
1996-71 Sadie T. McCalep vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sadie T. McCalep (Appellant) from a decision by the City of Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) that denied her any relief on a grievance she filed...
1996-70 T.T. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. T. (Student) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to sustain the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year...
1996-69 RH. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by H. H. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her for the remainder of the fall semester of the 1996-1997...
1996-68 Jolie Kelly vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jolie Kelly (Appellant) from the Gwinnett County Board of Education's (Local Board) failure to conduct a hearing in connection with a grievance she filed to complain that she had been improperly treated in connection with her request...
1996-67 C.B. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education to suspend her until the end of the first semester of the 1996-1997...
1996-66 S.S vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. S. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the first semester of the 1996-1997 school year...
1996-65 Charles Westman vs. Houston County Board of Education
Both parties have written to request that this matter be dismissed. It is the recommendation that the opinion of the State Board of Education be that this appeal is DISMISSED....
1996-64 J.M. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. M. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year with the option of attending an alternative school after...
1996-63 Charles Spearman vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Charles Spearman (Appellant) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after he was arrested and convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol...
1996-62 S.K. vs. Bacon County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. K. (Student) from a decision by the Bacon County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him because he repeatedly struck a female student in the lunchroom while on probation because of an unrelated incident...
1996-61 George Cook vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by George Cook (Appellant) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold his dismissal as a non-certificated employee because he had excessive absences, was intoxicated on the job...
1996-60 Alan D. Greenberg vs. City of Decatur Board of Education
This is an appeal by Alan Greenberg (Appellant) from a decision by the City of Decatur Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant his children resident status within Decatur because the children lived with their mother in the City of Atlanta...
1996-59 W.M. vs. Wilkinson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by W. M. (Student) from a decision by the Wilkinson County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him for the first semester of the 1996-1997 school year and assignment to an...
1996-58 J. L. C. vs. Stephens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. L. C. (Student) from a decision by the Stephens County Board of Education (Local Board) that upheld the decision of the Student's principal not to allow her to attend a summer cheerleading camp because of his fear that the high-imp...
1996-57 Carolyn Middleton vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Carolyn Middleton (Appellant) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her contract as a media specialist for the 1996-1997 school year because of incompetence...
1996-56 Joseph ordi vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joseph Ofili (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract for the 1996-1997 school year...
1996-55 Edet E. Obong vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Edet E. Obong (Appellant) from a decision by the City of Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract after a tribunal found that he was incompetent...
1996-54 Brenda Corner vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brenda Corner (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her contract based upon charges of incompetence, willful neglect of duties, and other good and sufficient cause under the provision...
1996-53 Gary Spradlin vs. City of Carrollton Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gary Spradlin (Appellant) from a decision by the Carrollton City Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract because the program in which he taught was canceled...
1996-52 S. T. vs. Stephens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. T. (Student) from a decision by the Stephens County Board of education to suspend him through the end of the 1995-1996 school year after a Student Disciplinary Tribunal found guilty of possessing marijuana and using vulgar language...
1996-51 J. S. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. S. (Student) from a decision by the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) not to allow him to graduate from the eighth grade because of excessive absences during the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-50 J. G. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. G. (Student) from a decision by the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny him credit for his ninth grade French I class because he missed ten classes in violation of the Local Board's attendance policy...
1996-49 C. R. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. R. (Student) from a decision by the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) not to allow her to graduate from the eighth grade because of excessive absences during the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-48 J.W. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. W. (Student) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her through the end of the 1995-1996...
1996-47 Lola Gillis-Mincey vs. City of Vidalia Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lola Gillis-Mincey (Appellant) from a decision by the Vidalia City Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 1996-1997...
1996-46 Barbara A. Farmer vs. Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Barbara Farmer (Appellant) from a decision by the Chatham County Board of Education not to renew her teaching contract for the 1996-1997 school year on grounds of incompetency...
1996-45 Sherry Hearn vs. Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sherry Hearn (Appellant) from a decision by the Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to dismiss her for insubordination after she refused to take a drug test within two hours after a marijuana cigarette was found in her car...
1996-44 Judy Johnson vs. Pulaski County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Judy Johnson (Appellant) from a decision by the Pulaski County Board of Education (Local Board) to demote her from her position as principal of the Pulaski County Middle School based upon charges of incompetency...
1996-43 Larry Lewis vs. Carroll County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Larry Lewis (Appellant) from a decision by the Carroll County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him without pay for thirty days after finding him insubordinate because he violated written and oral directives to avoid physica...
1996-42 Scott White vs. Effingham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Scott White (Appellant) from a decision by the Effingham County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract based on its finding that he willfully neglected his duties and exhibited unprofessional conduct...
1996-41 Tharone B. Ward vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tharone B. Ward (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Public School Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because he slapped a student...
1996-40 J.G. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J.G. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year and the first semester of t...
1996-39 Pamela Jordan vs. McIntosh County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Pamela Jordan (Appellant) from a decision by the McIntoshCounty Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her contract as a middle school administrator based upon charges of insubordination...
1996-38 Robert A. Gee vs. Carroll County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert A. Gee (Appellant) from a decision by the Carroll County Board of Education (Local Board) to dismiss him from his teaching position after finding him guilty of insubordination and immoral conduct...
1996-37 Roger Blough vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Roger Blough (Appellant) from a decision by the Walker County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent not to offer him a contract for the 1996-1997 school year because a position was unavail...
1996-36 Stephen A. Carruthers vs. Monroe County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Stephen A. Carruthers (Appellant) from a decision by the Monroe County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his contract as an assistant superintendent...
1996-35 Betsy Morgan vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Betsy Morgan (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her contract after a tribunal found that she was incompetent...
1996-34 Natasha D. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Natasha D. (Student), an eight-grader, from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her...
1996-33 Jeri Gurley vs. Gordon County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeri Gurley (Appellant) from a decision by the Gordon County Board of Education (Local Board) to sustain the Local Superintendent's issuance of a letter of reprimand...
1996-32 Rashad J. vs. Camden County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Rashad J. (Student) from a decision by the Camden County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to place him in alternative school...
1996-31 James P. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by James P. (Student) from a decision by the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant him credit in his classes because he missed more than nine days without proper excuses...
1996-30 Joanne D. Cox et al vs. Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joann D. Cox (Cox), Barry Lawrence (Lawrence), Patricia T. Miller (Miller), and Chris...
1996-29 Shane S. vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Shane S. (Student) from a decision by the Walton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-28 Michelle S. vs. Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Michelle S. (Student) from a decision by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 1996-1996 school year...
1996-27 Broderic A. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Broderic A. (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 from regular classes until January, 1997...
1996-26 Bradley S. vs. Towns County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bradley S. (Student) from a decision by the Towns County Board of Education (Local Board) not to consider his appeal from an October 2, 1995...
1996-25 Matthew I. vs. Brantley County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Matthew I (Student) from a decision by the Brantley County Board of Education (Local Board) not to permit him to make up the work he missed while he was suspended from school...
1996-24 Nathan Grigsby vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Nathan Grigsby (Appellant) from a decision by the City of Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him without pay for five days after a tribunal found that he improperly struck a student...
1996-23 Anthony and Antonio B. vs. Morgan County Board of Education
Pursuant to written agreement of counsel, the appeal filed herein is hereby DISMISSED....
1996-22 Julie R. vs. Hail County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Julie R. (Student) from a decision by the Hall County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend her out-of-school for ten days and in-school for ten days...
1996-21 Bernard M. vs. Whitfield County Board of Education
This is an appeal b Bernard M. (Student) from a decision by the Barrow County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him through the 1996-1997 school year after he was found guilty of possessing marijuana on school property with the intent to distribut...
1996-20 Osmo P. vs. Whitfleld County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Osmo P. (Student) from a decision by the Whitfield County Board of Education to permanently expel him after a Student Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of carrying a concealed gun on school property...
1996-19 David M. and Rachel S. vs. Monroe County Board of Education
This is a joint appeal by David M. And Rachel S. (Students) from a decision by the Monroe County Board of Education to uphold the decision of Student Disciplinary Tribunals to suspend the Students from riding the school bus for the remainder of the 1995-1...
1996-18 Demarcus H. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Demarcus H. (Student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education to uphold the decisions of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him...
1996-17 Linda Sue McDonald vs. Atkinson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Linda Sue McDonald (Appellant) from a decision by the Atkinson County Board of Education (Local Board) to cancel her teaching contract after finding immorality because marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in her home...
1996-16 Jamise W. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jamise W. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education to uphold a decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-15 Ryan M. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ryan M. (Student) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education to uphold a decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him from riding the bus for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year after finding that h...
1996-14 Scott S. vs. Wilkes County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Scott S. (Student) from a decision by the Wilkes County Board of Education to expel him to an alternative school through the 1996-1997 school year after a disciplinary tribunal found him guilty of distributing an illegal drug (marijua...
1996-13 Celena R. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Celena R. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year after finding that she was chronically ab...
1996-12 Robert E. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert E. (Student) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education to uphold the decision of s Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-11 Jesse E. and Matt F. vs. Paulding County Board of Education
This is a joint appeal by Jesse E. And Matt F. (Students) from decisions by the Paulding County Board of Education to uphold the decisions of Student Disciplinary Tribunals to expel the Students for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-10 Gloria Duncan vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gloria Duncan (Appellant) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her contract as principal after a tribunal from the Professional Practices Commission (PPC) found that she had compromised t...
1996-09 Wesley J. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Wesley H. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to affirm the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him from school until June 5, 1996...
1996-08 Jonathan M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jonathan M. from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year...
1996-07 William J.E. vs. Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by William E. from a decision by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel him...
1996-06 Johnny M. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Johnny M. from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to permanently expel him after finding that he deliberately pushed a teacher and broke five of her ribs...
1996-05 Carolyn McCullers vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Carolyn McCullers from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education to terminate her teaching contract because of insubordination...
1996-04 Kimberly H. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
Pursuant to agreement of counsel, this appeal is DISMISSED....
1996-03 Tramaine E. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tramaine E. from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend the student for the remainder of the 1995-1996 school year because he pushed a teacher in the hal...
1996-02 C.H. vs. Berrien County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C.H. from a decision by the Berrien County Board of Education to uphold an administrative decision to place the student in In-School Isolation for one day because he was involved in a fight at school...
1996-01 David L. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by David L. from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student Disciplinary Committee to suspend the student through the winter quarter of the 1995-1996 school year after finding the student pushe...