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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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2001-45 K. C. vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. C. (Student) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school until the end of the semester because she was fighting with another student....
2001-44 B.B. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. B. (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 for one year,...
2001-43 John P. Bruce vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by John P. Bruce (Appellant) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the Local Superintendent's decision to fire him from his position as a bus mechanic because he refused to drive a school bus. App...
2001-42 T. K. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. K. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal's decision to expel him for twelve months, until February 12, 2002, after finding him gu...
2001-41 S. P. and R. V. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal made jointly by S. P. and R. V., a brother and sister (jointly "Students"), from decisions by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them from February 14, 2001 until March 16, 2001, which time could be served by in...
2001-40 Aaron Tookes vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
Aaron Tookes (Appellant) served as the principal of Herndon Elementary Schools as an employee of the Atlanta City Board of Education. On April 24, 2000, he began hugging one of his teachers in her classroom. He claims the incident was voluntary; she claim...
2001-39 Robert Robbins vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Robert Robbins (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to demote him from the position of principal to a non-administrative position after a hearing tribunal found him guilty of willful neglect of d...
2001-38 M. D. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. 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 until May 24, 2001 after finding him guilty of being involved in igniting...
2001-37 C. S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. S. (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 until May 24, 2001 after he was found guilty of being involved in ignitin...
2001-36 E. W. and N. W. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. W. and N. W. (Students) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) that found them guilty of violating Rule 13 of Section One of the Henry County Secondary Student Code of Conduct and suspending them from...
2001-35 B. D. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. D. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to remand for another hearing a decision by a disciplinary hearing officer to suspend him until the end of he 2000-2001 school year after the Student claimed that...
2001-34 R. R. vs. Marietta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. R. (Student) from a decision by the Marietta City Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until the end of the 2000-2001 school year, with suspension from all bu...
2001-33 D. M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
his is an appeal by D. M. (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 for one year until December 13, 2001 after finding him guilty of chron...
2001-32 P. A. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by P. A. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a disciplinary hearing officer to suspend him from school until the end of the 2000-2001 school year because he was involve...
2001-31 Alzadie Copeland vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Alzadie Copeland (Appellant) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) that her position as a member of the Local Board was vacant because she had moved out of the district that she was representing. The ap...
2001-30 C. M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. M. (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 for one year until September 21, 2001 after finding him guilty of distribut...
2001-29 Saundra Christian vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Saundra Christian (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract upon charges of incompetence, insubordination, willful neglect of duties, and other good and sufficient c...
2001-28 C. E. G. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. E. G. (Student) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a disciplinary hearing officer to expel him until the end of the second semester of the 2000-2001 school year after f...
2001-27 Gregory Oliver vs. Lee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gregory Oliver (Appellant) from a decision by the Lee County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his employment contract as a principal based upon finding him guilty of immorality, incompetence, insubordination, willful...
2001-26 Sybil Bynum vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sibyl Bynum (Appellant) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent that a grievance she filed concerning an annual evaluation she was given was not a griev...
2001-25 Tony Brinson vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tony Brinson (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education to terminate his teaching contract because of insubordination, willful neglect of duties, and other good and sufficient cause under the provisions of O.C....
2001-24 A. B. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
A. B. (Student) filed this appeal from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him until February 20, 2001, with the opportunity to attend an alternative school, after finding...
2001-23 P. R. M. vs. Banks County Board of Education
This is an appeal by P. R. M. (Student) from a decision by the Banks County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him through the end of the 2000-2001 school year after finding him guilty of as...
2001-22 J. J. S. vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. J. S. (Student) from a decision by the Walker 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 after fin...
2001-21 K. D. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. D. (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 for the remainder of the 2000-2001 school year, with the option of attending...
2001-20 Carolyn Williams vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is a remand from the Superior Court of Fulton County of an appeal by Carolyn Williams (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract because of incompetency, insubordination, and ot...
2001-19 V. L. F. vs. Bibb 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...
2001-18 Alphonza Griffin vs. Richmond County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Alphonza Griffin (Appellant) from a decision by the Richmond County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding him guilty of forcing a student to perform oral sex on him. Appellant claims that th...
2001-17 M. L. D. vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. L. D. (Student) from a decision by the Walker County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel her after she pleaded guilty to possessing and using drugs on camp...
2001-16 Tina Turner vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Tina Turner (Appellant) from a decision by the Bartow County Board of Education (Local Board) to demote her from the position of principal to classroom teacher after finding that she improperly used school funds. Appellant claims that...
2001-15 E. L. vs. Peach County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. L. (Student) from a decision by the Peach County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent not to allow her to enroll in the Peach County School System because she is a non-resident. The Student failed t...
2001-14 Sunny Settle vs. Wilkes County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sunny Settle (Appellant) from a decision by the Wilkes County Board of Education (Local Board) to sustain the decision of the Local Superintendent to issue her a letter of reprimand because she failed to properly follow the designated...
2001-13 B. G. vs. Pike County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. G. (Student) from a decision by the Pike County Board of Education to expel him for the remainder of the semester after finding him guilty of using or possessing a narcotic drug (Ritalin). The Student claims that there was no evide...
2001-12 L. W. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
Upon Appellant's unopposed motion, this case is remanded back to the Fulton County Board of Education for further consideration of evidence previously unknown to the Fulton County Board of Education....
2001-11 Judith Gail Scruggs vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal filed by Judith Gail Scruggs (Appellant) that claims the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) improperly failed to renew her teaching contract. The Local Board, however, did not conduct a hearing and the State Board of Education...
2001-10 Prakash Rai vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Prakash Rai (Appellant) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract based upon willful neglect of duty and other good and sufficient cause under the provisions of O.C.G.A. §...
2001-09 Bonnie Ford vs. Dade County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Bonnie Ford (Appellant) arising out of the refusal by the Dade County Board of Education (Local Board) to hold a hearing on her grievance that the Local Superintendent failed to follow the reduction in force policy when he transferred...
2001-08 Arthenia Bryant vs. Tift County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Arthenia Bryant (Appellant) from a decision by the Tift County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract because of insubordination under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940. Appellant claims that the Local...
2001-07 S. H. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
Based upon agreement by the parties, the appeal filed in this matter is hereby DISMISSED. ...
2001-06 K. P. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. P. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary officer to permanently expel her because she suggested to another student that the other...
2001-05 N. L. vs. Brooks County Board of Education
This is the second appeal by N. L., a seven-year-old second grader (Student), from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him because he brought a loaded .380-calibre semi-automatic pistol to school. The Stu...
2001-04 E. K. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. K. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him until the end of the first semester of the 2000-2001 school year provided he attends an anger management program, but otherwise uphol...
2001-03 C. S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. S. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary panel to suspend the Student until August 14, 2000, with an opportunity to go to summer school...
2001-02 Donna Cabe vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Donna Cabe (Appellant) from a decision by the Walton County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 2000-2001 school year because of willful neglect of duty, immorality, and other good and sufficien...
2001-01 A. M. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. M. (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 2000-2001 school year after finding him guilty of posses...