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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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1998-62 C. R. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. R. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until October 12, 1998...
1998-61 Carolyn A. Williams vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Carolyn A. Williams (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract because of incompetency, insubordination...
1998-60 S. A vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. A. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until the end of the first semester...
1998-59 Thetheus White vs. Dougherty County Board
This is an appeal by Thetheus White (Appellant) from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him without pay for twenty working days after finding that he acted unprofessionally...
1998-58 J. M. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. M. (Student) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until November 30, 1998...
1998-57 Adrian Houston vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Adrian Houston (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because of insubordination and willful neglect of duty....
1998-56 R. S. vs. Effingham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. S. (Student) from a decision by the Effingham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from school...
1998-55 Oween Bell vs. Decatur County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Oween Bell (Appellant) from a decision by the Decatur County Board of Education (Local Board) not to take any action on her grievance...
1998-54 Susan Steffey vs. Forsyth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Susan Steffey (Appellant) from a decision by the Forsyth County Board of Education (Local Board) to demote her from her position as an assistant principal....
1998-53 Carolyn Newton vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Carolyn Newton (Appellant) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) that she had not been demoted and was, therefore, not entitled to a hearing on the merits...
1998-52 Robin Watkins vs. Pickens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robin Watkins (Appellant) from a decision by the Pickens County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 1998-1999 school year after...
1998-51 M. K. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. K. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to impose a 10-day in-house suspension with suspension from school activities through the first six weeks...
1998-50 Melvin McClain vs. Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Melvin McClain from a June 30, 1998 decision by the Griffin--Spalding County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract....
1998-49 D. S. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. S. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him until the end of the first semester...
1998-48 Thomas White vs. Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency
This is an appeal by Thomas White (Appellant) from a decision by the Board of Control (Local Board) of the Pioneer Educational Service Agency (RESA) not to renew his contract...
1998-47 Anne Bentley vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Ann Bentley (Appellant) from a decision by the Crawford County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her contract as a high school guidance counselor based upon charges...
1998-46 Daniel Shell vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Daniel Shell (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding him incompetent...
1998-45 J. B. vs. Haralson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. B. (Student) from a decision by the Haralson County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from the regular schools of Haralson County after finding him guilty...
1998-44 F. N. W. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by F. N. W. (Student), a sixth grade student, from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel her...
1998-43 J. B. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. B. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school year after a student disciplinary tribunal...
1998-42 J. T. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. T. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school...
1998-41 Elizabeth McCrary vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Elizabeth McCrary (Appellant) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 1998-1999 school year....
1998-40 A. B. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. B. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) that she had to attend Saturday School or receive failing grades because of excessive absenteeism....
1998-39 Juanita Big, Et. Al vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
Juanita Biggs and Vanessa Jordan (Appellants) have filed an appeal from decisions by the Atlanta Board of Education's Civil Service Commission to suspend them without pay for disciplinary purposes....
1998-38 G. J. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by G. J. (Student) from a May 26, 1998 decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him from regular school classes until January 5, 1999...
1998-36 T. R. vs. Effingham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. R. (Student) from a decision by the Effingham County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from school for only the period of time he was out pending a disciplinary tribunal hearing...
1998-35 M. M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
M. M. (Student) filed this appeal from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her until April 21, 1999....
1998-34 V. L. H. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
V.L. H. (Student) filed an appeal to the State Board of Education. The Student claims that the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) did not follow state regulations that govern grade reductions due to absences....
1998-33 B. K. vs. Bartow County Board of Education
B. K. (Student) filed this appeal from a decision by the Bartow County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school year and to place her in in-school suspension for the first...
1998-32 D. W. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
D. W. (Student) appeals the decision of the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel her from regular school until the beginning of the second semester of the 1998-1999 school...
1998-31 A. B. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. B. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) not to change its policy concerning how grades are given for advanced placement classes....
1998-30 A. M. vs. Gainesville City Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. M. (Student) from a decision by the Gainesville City Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until the end of the 1997-1998 school...
1998-29 S. W. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
S. W. (Student) appeals from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel her until January 1999 after she was found guilty of distributing prescription and non-prescription drugs...
1998-28 T. B. vs. Liberty County Board Of Education
This is an appeal by T. B. (Student) from a decision by the Liberty County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school until the end of the 1997-1998 school year....
1998-27 Janice Clemmons vs. Chattooga County Board Of Education
Janice Clemmons, Appellant, appeals from a decision by the Chattooga County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her without pay for twenty days because she used a photocopy of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)...
1998-26 Susan Steffey vs. Forsyth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Susan B. Steffey (Appellant) following the Forsyth County Board of Education's decision not to grant her a hearing regarding a grievance she had filed against her principal....
1998-25 F. W. vs. Dekalb county Board of Education
This is an appeal by F. W. (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...
1998-24 M. S. vs. Franklin County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. S. (Student) from a decision by the Franklin County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the...
1998-23 M. S. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. S. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from all regular classes...
1998-22 H. T. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by H. T. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him after a student disciplinary tribunal found him guilty...
1998-21 S. A. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. A. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular classes for one year...
1998-20 J. L. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. L. (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 him after finding him guilty...
1998-19 D.C. vs. Fulton County Board Of Education
This is an appeal by D. C. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that found him guilty of cursing...
1998-18 Gwendolyn Baker vs. Dougherty County Board Of Education
This is an appeal by Gwendolyn Baker (Appellant) from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her for seven days without pay after finding that she was insubordinate to her principals....
1998-17 J. H. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. H. (Student) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school...
1998-16 Jana Mueller-Schobel vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
Upon written motion of the parties hereto, the foregoing appeal is hereby dismissed....
1998-15 Martin Queen vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Martin Queen (Appellant) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) not to reinstate him after the Local Superintendent fired him...
1998-14 J. B. vs. Peach County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. B., an eighth grade student at Fort Valley Middle School, from a decision by the Peach County Board of Education to expel him through the first nine weeks of the 1998-1999 school...
1998-13 J.S. P. and J. B. P. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is a combined appeal by J. S. P. and J. B. P., who are brothers, from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education to suspend them from school through March 30, 1998...
1998-12 D. C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. C. from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to expel him from regular classes at Norcross High School until January 5, 1999 because of chronic misbehavior....
1998-11 K. G. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. G. from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education to suspend him for the remainder of 1997-1998 school year but with an opportunity to attend alternative school...
1998-10 Greg E. Adcox, et al., vs. Fulton County Board of Education
In Adcox, et al. Fulton Cnty. Bd. of Educ., Case No. 1997-7 (Ga. SBE, Apr. 10. 10, 1997), (Adcox I), the State Board of Education dismissed the appeal of a group of school psychologists because...
1998-09 J. C. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
J. C., a tenth grader, appeals from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education to suspend him for one semester after a student disciplinary tribunal found him guilty of possessing on school...
1998-08 A. L. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. L. from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school...
1998-07 J. R. N. vs. Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. R. N. from a decision by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Student Disciplinary Tribunal to assign him to an alternative...
1998-06 J. T. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. T. from a decision by the Dekalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school...
1998-05 S. A. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal as S. A. from a decision by the Dekalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him, with a reduction of the expulsion period of forty-five days...
1998-04 A. C. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. C. from a decision of the Douglas County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 1997-1998 school...
1998-03 J. S. vs. Peach County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. S., an eleventh grader, from a decision by the Peach County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school...
1998-02 P. N. vs. Bacon County Board of Education
This is an appeal by P. N. from a decision by the Bacon County Board of Education to expel him the remainder of the 1997-1998 school year after a Student Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of chronic disciplinary violations....
1998-01 R. M. vs. Burke County Board of Education
The appeal herein is hereby dismissed....