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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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2002-41 C. B. vs. Coweta County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. (Student) from a decision by the Coweta County Board of Education (Local Board) not to drop a failing grade in one of the Student’s classes. The Student claims that she was sick and unable to attend class. The appeal is dismisse...
2002-40 A. M. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. M. (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 after finding him guilty of disorderly conduct, battery again...
2002-39 S. D. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. D. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school for ten days after finding him guilty of using vulgar language and abusi...
2002-38 J. C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. C. (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, with the opportunity of attending an alternative school durin...
2002-37 D. C. vs. Butts County Board of Education
Based upon a written request by the Appellant, the appeal filed in this matter is hereby dismissed....
2002-36 S. A. R. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. A. R. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year with assignment to a...
2002-35 Arthur Nicolls vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Arthur Nicolls (Appellant) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because of incompetency, insubordination, and willful neglect of duties. Appellant claims that the evi...
2002-34 M. M. H. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. M. H. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school for the remainder of the second semester of the 2001-2002 school year...
2002-33 J. T. K. vs. Forsyth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. T. K. (Student) from a decision by the Forsyth 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 2001-2002 school year, with ...
2002-32 H. L. G. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by H. L. G. (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 December 4, 2002 after finding him guilty of b...
2002-31 Alaine Bowman vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Alaine Bowman (Appellant) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract after a tribunal found that she had improperly touched her kindergarten students after her principal warn...
2002-30 Sonia Francis-Harvey vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Sonia Francis Harvey (Appellant) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to dismiss her as a teacher because she failed to obtain proper certification. Appellant failed to file a brief or request oral argument. The app...
2002-29 J. F. vs. Worth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. F. (Student) from a decision by the Worth County Board of Education to expel him from regular school until the end of the 2001-2002 school year after finding him guilty of repeated disciplinary referrals. The Student failed to file...
2002-28 L.F. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. F. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school through December 2002, with the opportunity to enroll in an alternative...
2002-27 E. N. A. vs. Decatur City Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. N. A. (Student) from a decision by the City of Decatur Board of Education (Local Board) to expel her until the end of the 2001-2002 school year after finding her guilty of fighting in school and striking a teacher during the fight....
2002-26 A. C. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. C. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary hearing officer to suspend him for ten days because he subjected a female student to sexual harassme...
2002-25 M. S. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. S. (Student) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him for 45 days because he brought marijuana to school and sold it to another student. The Student claims he was denied due process becau...
2002-24 T. M. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. M. (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 for four weeks after finding him guilty of possessing matches in school a...
2002-23 T. M. vs. Lee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. M. (Student) from a decision by the Lee County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year after finding him guilty of...
2002-22 C. M. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. M. (Student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to assign him to an alternative school until the end of the first semester of the 2001-2...
2002-21 D. D. vs. Evans County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. D. (Student) from a decision by the Evans County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school until the end of the 2001-2002 school year after finding h...
2002-20 M. B. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. 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 for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year, with the option of attending ...
2002-19 Charles Brownlee vs. Laurens County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Charles Brownlee (Appellant) from a decision by the Laurens County Board of Education (Local Board) to begin charging fees to out-of-district students. Since the appeal was filed, the Local Board has rescinded its decision. The State ...
2002-18 J. S. vs. White County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. S. (Student) from a decision by the White County Board of Education (Local Board) to sustain the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year and barring him from participa...
2002-17 R. B. vs. Whitfield County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. B. (Student) from a decision by the Whitfield County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel him after he pleaded guilty to destroying school property. The Stu...
2002-16 Audrey Holston-Palmore vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Audrey Holston-Palmore (Appellant) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 2001-2002 school year because of incompetence, insubordination, willful neglect of d...
2002-15 Mildred Wimberly vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Mildred Wimberly (Appellant) from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her without pay for sixty days after finding her guilty of insubordination because she refused to submit to a psychologic...
2002-14 Cathy Moses vs. Coweta County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Cathy Moses (Appellant) from a decision by the Coweta County Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant her any relief on her petition for post termination compensation. Appellant failed to file a brief or request oral argument and...
2002-13 Dan James vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an interlocutory appeal by Dan James (Appellant) from the decision of a hearing officer to continue a hearing before it started because a witness was absent. In the absence of a hearing or a decision by a local board of education, the State Board ...
2002-12 M. B. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. 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 from regular school for the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year aft...
2002-11 Joe Moore vs. Treutlen County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joe Moore (Appellant) from a decision by the Treutlen County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his contract as a middle school principal for the 2000-2001 school year after finding him guilty of incompetence, insubordinati...
2002-10 M. A. vs. Oconee County Board of Education
Upon written request of the Appellant, the appeal herein is hereby DISMISSED....
2002-09 A. M. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. M. (Student) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her until the end of the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year after findi...
2002-08 L. C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. C. (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 until May 11, 2002 after finding her guilty of possessing contraband, disru...
2002-07 T. G. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. G. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary hearing officer to permanently expel him after finding him guilty of bringing an air gun ...
2002-06 H. G. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by H. G. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from middle school after finding her guilty of making terroristic t...
2002-05 R. R. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. R. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary panel to expel him for one year, with the option of attending an alternative school, after findin...
2002-04 J. R. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. R. (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, with the option of attending an alternative school during the...
2002-03 J. C. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. C. (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 2, 2002 after finding him guilty of disorderly conduct, swear...
2002-02 C. B. R. vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. R. (Student) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him until the end of the 2001-2002 school year after finding him guilty of ca...
2002-01 G. S. H. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by G. S. H. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to prohibit her from attending graduation ceremonies and further prohibiting her from pa...