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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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1997-52 G. Anthony Whisenant vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by G. Anthony Whisenant (Appellant) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract based upon the findings of a tribunal that he engaged in immoral activity...
1997-51 Debra Williams vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Debra Williams (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract because of insubordination, incompetence...
1997-50 Zernon Evans vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Zernon Evans (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract because of insubordination, willful neglect of duty...
1997-49 George Fuller vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by George Fuller (Appellant) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract for "other good and sufficient cause" under O.C.GA. § 20-2-940...
1997-48 N. B. vs. Colquitt County Board of Education
This is an appeal by N. B. (Student) from a decision by the Colquitt County Board of Education to uphold a student disciplinary tribunal's decision to assign him to night school after finding him guilty of fighting and hitting a teacher...
1997-47 J. W. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. W. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to modify a student disciplinary tribunal decision and expel him from school for one year and to permit him to attend an alternative school...
1997-46 K. M. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. M. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to modify a student disciplinary tribunal decision and expel him from school for one year and to permit him to attend an alternative school...
1997-45 Eddie Dean Dixon vs. Emanuel County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Eddie Dean Dixon (Appellant) from a decision by the Emanuel County Board of Education to dismiss him from his position as a teacher and coach based upon its finding that he committed immoral acts under O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940...
1997-44 S. P. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. P. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her for the first semester of the 1997-1998 school year...
1997-43 T. R. vs. Brooks County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. R. (Student) from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education to permanently expel him from the regular school program after finding that he carried a knife onto a school bus and cut the seats in the bus...
1997-42 Citizens for Fair Schooling vs. Richmond County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Citizens for Fair Schooling (Appellants), a group of taxpayers in Richmond County, from a Richmond County Board of Education (Local Board) decision...
1997-41 Franklin Lynn vs. City of Atlanta Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dr. Franklin Lynn (Appellant) from a decision by the City of Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract for the 1997-1998 school year under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-942(b) because of incompete...
1997-40 Verner Lamar Kidd vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Verner Lamar Kidd (Appellant), a teacher with 35 years of experience, from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract for failure to satisfactorily complete...
1997-39 T.C. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. C. from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school during the 1997-1998 school year with the opportunity to attend an alternative...
1997-38 O. P. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by 0. P. (Student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from attending regular school classes and assigning him to the Rose Hill...
1997-37 Essie McCrary vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Essie McCrary from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education not to renew her teaching contract for the 1997-1998 school year after finding that she was insubordinate...
1997-36 Vivianne Johnson vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Viviane Johnson from a decision by the Muskogee County Board of Education to deny her claim for back salary, which she based upon her allegation that she was underpaid as a night school teacher...
1997-35 Mary Broxton vs. WASHINGTON County Board of Education
Upon motion of appellant, it is recommended that the opinion of the State Board of Education be that the appeal is dismissed....
1997-34 Roland James, et. al. vs. Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Roland T. James, Willie J. Pippens, Jr., and Patricia J. Devoe from a decision by the Chatham County Board of Education that their grievances concerning their pay-scale placements...
1997-33 Bruce J. Kueber vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bruce J. Kueber (Appellant) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education not to renew his teaching contract for the 1997-1998 school year based upon charges of insubordination, willfull neglect of duty, and inciting, encouraging or counseling of students to violate any valid state law, municipal ordinance...
1997-32 Q.L.R. vs. Treutlen County Board of Education
Upon agreement of the parties, it is recommended that the opinion of the State Board of Education be that the appeal is dismissed....
1997-31 B.T. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. T. (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 until the end of the 1996-1997 school year after finding her guilt...
1997-30 N.K. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by N. K. (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 riding the Gwinnett County school buses...
1997-29 James Applewhite vs. Turner County Board of Education
This is an appeal by James Applewhite (Appellant) from a decision by the Turner County Board of Education to dismiss him because of a reduction in force. Appellant claims that the Local Board failed to establish that there was a reduction in force under...
1997-28 P.C. vs. McIntosh County Board of Education
P. C. (Student) filed this appeal from a decision by the McIntosh County Board of Education’s to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997...
1997-27 Victor Williams vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
In this appeal by Victor Williams (Appellant), the question raised is whether the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) committed any error in approving a book selection committee's decision to retain the “Goosebump” series...
1997-26 S.R. vs. Wheeler County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. H. (Student) from a decision by the Wheeler County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him until the second quarter of the 1997-1998...
1997-25 R.H. vs. McDuffie County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. H. (Student) from a decision by the McDuffie County Board of Education to expel him until the end of the 1997-1998 school year, with the option of attending an alternative...
1997-24 Steve Edwards vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Steve Edwards (Appellant) from the Bibb County Board of Education's (Local Board) denial of a hearing on his grievance complaint that his principal improperly removed him from his position as head football coach at Northeast High Scho...
1997-23 E.S.C. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. S. C. (Student) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from school through the first semester of the 1997-1998 school year after finding him guilty of making threats...
1997-22 P.M.C. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by P. M. C. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year after finding that he was in possession of...
1997-21 D.C. vs. Lamar County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. C. (Student) from a decision by the Lamar County Board of Education to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year with enrollment in an alternative school for the first semester of the 1997-1998 school year after a...
1997-20 A.F. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
Upon written request of the parties hereto, it is recommended that the opinion of the State Board of Education be that the appeal in this matter is dismissed....
1997-19 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 terminate his teaching contract after finding him insubordinate and that cause existed under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940...
1997-18 Dennis White vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dennis White (Appellant) from a decision by the Savannah--Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940...
1997-17 N.B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. and N. B. (Students) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel them for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year after finding that...
1997-16 C.B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. and N. B. (Students) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel them for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year after finding that...
1997-15 S. E. M. vs. Hall County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. E. M. (Student) from a decision by the Hall County Board of Education. The Student failed to file a brief or request oral argument. The Student's appeal, therefore, is deemed to have been abandoned...
1997-14 Ruth Dorsev Benton vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ruth Dorsey Benton (Appellant) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to accept the recommendation of a tribunal to terminate her teaching contract...
1997-13 M.S. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
In this appeal by M. S. (Student) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education to adopt the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year...
1997-12 J.T. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. T. (Student) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to adopt the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for one year after finding that he had telephoned a bomb threat to a teacher...
1997-11 T.S.W. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. S. W. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel the Student for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year after finding that he attacked ano...
1997-10 T.B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. B. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him through the first semester of the 1997-1998 school year after finding that he...
1997-09 C.A. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. A. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him through the fall quarter of the 1997-1998 school year after finding him guilt...
1997-08 K.A. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. A. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year, with the opportunity to att...
1997-07 Greg E. Adcox. et. al. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Greg E. Adcox, Alan G. Goldman, Charlotte Ladd, Michael Nova, Carolee J. Pearce and Shirley F. Watkins (Appellants) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent to reduce t...
1997-06 S.S. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. S. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to change a student disciplinary tribunal's decision without providing any reasons...
1997-05 R.L.C. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. L. C. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year, with an option of attendi...
1997-04 R.S. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. S. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him for the remainder of the 1996-1997 school year...
1997-03 M.J. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
Appellant requested in writing that this appeal be dismissed. It is recommended that the opinion of the State Board of Education be that the appeal is dismissed...
1997-02 Hazel Freeman vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Hazel Freeman (Appellant) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her position as an uncertified employee...
1997-01 J.W. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. W. (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...