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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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2000-44 S. M. vs. Peach County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. M. (Student) from a decision by the Peach County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary hearing officer to expel him from regular school until the end of the first semester of the 2000-200...
2000-43 S. F. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. F. (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 school until January 2001 after finding him guilty of making t...
2000-42 J. D. vs. Coweta County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. D. (Student) from a decision by the Coweta County Board of Education (Local Board) not to let her change her school of attendance to a school outside her attendance zone. The Student failed to present a brief, make an oral argument...
2000-41 L. D. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. D. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a hearing officer to expel him for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school year for repeatedly talking in class. The Student...
2000-40 N. J. vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by N. J. (Student) from a decision by the Crawford County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her credits because of excessive absences. The Student filed the appeal but did not raise any issues to be decided by the State Board of E...
2000-39 D. R. vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. R. (Student) from a decision by the Crawford County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny him credits because of excessive absences. The Student claims that the Local Board's policy regarding grades does not comply with the Stat...
2000-38 S. H. vs. Crawford County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. H. (Student) from a decision by the Crawford County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her credits because of excessive absences. The Student claims that the Local Board's policy regarding grades does not comply with the Stat...
2000-37 M. H. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. H. (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 until January 1, 2001, with the option of attending alternative school, aft...
2000-36 M. H. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. H. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school and assign her to an alternative school until the end of...
2000-35 L. B. vs. Bulloch County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. B. (Student) from a decision by the Bulloch County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him until the end of the 1999-2000 school year after finding him guilty of str...
2000-34 D.C. vs. McIntosh County Board of Education
Upon motion of the parties, the appeal filed in the above case is hereby DISMISSED....
2000-33 C. H. vs. Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. H. (Student) from a decision by the Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel her, with the option of attending an alternative school, after findi...
2000-32 Ma P. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This opinion covers the appeals of both Mi. P. and Ma. P. (Students), who are brothers and twins, from decisions by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) that involved the same incident. The Students were involved in a fight on school grounds...
2000-31 Mi. P. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This opinion covers the appeals of both Mi. P. and Ma. P. (Students), who are brothers and twins, from decisions by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) that involved the same incident. The Students were involved in a fight on school grounds...
2000-30 J.R. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. R. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student...
2000-29 C. W. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. W. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school until October 13, 2000 after finding her guilty of enga...
2000-28 M. P. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. P. (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 until the end of the first semester of the 2000-2001 school year with the opt...
2000-27 David Johnson vs. Tift County Board of Education
This is an appeal by David Johnson (Appellant) from a decision by the Tift County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him, with pay, until the end of the 1999-2000 school year from his position as assistant principal after finding him guilty of...
2000-26 C. J. vs. Heard County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. J. (Student) from a decision by the Heard County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until the end of the 2000-2001 school year after finding h...
2000-25 J. P. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. P. (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 for the remainder of the semester after finding him guilty of making a terro...
2000-24 J. B. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. B. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to assign her to an alternative school for one semester after finding her guilty of possessi...
2000-23 B. J. D. vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. J. D. (Student) from a decision by the Walker County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from regular school and assign him to an alternative school for one semester. The Local Board's decision followed the school syste...
2000-22 R.R.G. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. R. G. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school through the end...
2000-21 M.G. vs. Effingham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. G. (Student) from a decision by the Effingham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school through...
2000-20 Dayla L. Newton vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dayla L. Newton (Appellant), a non-certified, at-will teacher's assistant, from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) that denied Appellant's complaints. None of Appellant's complaints involved the administr...
2000-19 Thomas J. Amendola vs. Atkinston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Thomas J. Amendola (Appellant) from a decision by the Atkinson County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding him guilty of making false statements on his application for employment and of usi...
2000-18 A. G. vs. Paulding County Board of Education
Upon the request and agreement of the parties, the appeal filed herein is hereby dismissed....
2000-17 Cheryl L. Bolton vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Cheryl M. Bolton (Appellant) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her grievance that she was entitled to an additional year of experience credit. Appellant claims that the Local Board...
2000-16 A. J. vs. Wilkes County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. J. (Student) from a decision by the Wilkes County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from school for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school term after finding him...
2000-15 C. W. vs. DeKalb County Board Of Education
This is an appeal by C. 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 her through the end of the first semester of the 2000-2001 school year, with the...
2000-14 David Rushforth vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by David Rushforth (Appellant) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940 because of insubordination, willful neglect of duty and...
2000-13 B. H. vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. H. (Student) from a decision by the Walton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school year and all of...
2000-12 Georgia MacBeth vs. Gordon County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Georgia Ann MacBeth (Appellant) from a decision by the Gordon County Board of Education (Local Board) that denied her any relief on her grievance concerning the appointment of another person to the position of Assistant Superintendent...
2000-11 J. B. vs. Berrien County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. B. (Student) from a decision by the Berrien County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently assign him to an alternative school, or, alternatively, to assign him to an in-school suspension program until the end of the 1999-2...
2000-10 B. G. vs. Bulloch County Board Of Education
This is an appeal filed by B. G. (Student) from a decision by a Bulloch County student disciplinary tribunal to assign him to an alternative school after he was found guilty of possessing marijuana on school property. The Student failed to appeal the trib...
2000-09 A. H. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. H. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) not to issue a reprimand to a teacher. The appeal is dismissed because the State Board of Education lacks jurisdiction to consider the matter since...
2000-08 J. L. B., S. M. C., D. M. H., A. B. H., T. P., J. C. S., and M. A. K. vs. Bryan County Board of Education
To suspend them for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school year, with the option of attending an alternative school, after finding them guilty of being under the influence of alcohol on school property....
2000-07 D. B. vs. Madison County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. B. (Student) from a decision by the Madison County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel him after finding him guilty of violating probation, disrespect, mis...
2000-06 R. C. vs. Thomas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. C. (Student) from a decision by the Thomas County Board of Education (Local Board) to assign him to an alternative school for the remainder of the 1999-2000 school year after finding him guilty of possessing marijuana on school pro...
2000-05 C. D. vs. Burke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. D. (student) from a decision by the Burke County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him after a student disciplinary tribunal found him guilty of striking a teacher. The Student claims the decision was too harsh...
2000-04 K. K. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. K. (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 school until May 30, 2000, with an option of attending an alte...
2000-03 L. W. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. W. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to suspend him until January 4, 2000 if he completed 70 hours of community service by January 1, 2000 after a student disciplinary tribunal found him guilty of...
2000-02 C. R. vs. Schley County Board Of Education
Based upon written agreement of the parties, the appeal in the above-styled case is hereby dismissed....
2000-01 A. S. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. S. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel her until the end of the first semester of the 1999-2000 school year, with the option of attending an alternative school, after a student d...