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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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2004-53 O.W. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by O. W. (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 from regular school until the end of the 2004-2005 school year, with the opt...
2004-52 B.J. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. J. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school through the first semester of the 2004-2005 school year, with assignmen...
2004-51 W.R. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by W. R. (Student) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (Local Board) to assign him to an alternative school for the remainder of the 2003-2004 school year and for all of the 2004-2005 school year after a student discipl...
2004-50 D.S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. S. (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 March 30, 2005, with the option of attending an alternative sch...
2004-49 C.H. and J.W. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. H. and J. W. (Students) from decisions by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decisions of a student disciplinary tribunal that found them guilty of fighting. C. H. was expelled from regular school until...
2004-48 R.H. vs. Richmond County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R. H. (Student) from a decision by the Richmond County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to assign her to an alternative school through the end of the first semester of the 2004...
2004-47 M.O. vs. Lee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. O. (Student) from a decision by the Lee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of student disciplinary tribunal to expel him until the end of the first semester of the 2004-2005 school year after finding him...
2004-46 I.C. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by I. C. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to assign him to alternative school for 18 weeks after finding him guilty of participating in a rock throwing incident where the window of a bus was b...
2004-45 M.B. vs. Liberty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. B. (Student) from a decision by the Liberty 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 nine-week period of the...
2004-44 D.S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. S. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the student disciplinary tribunal that she was guilty of bringing an air-gun on campus. The Student did not receive any ...
2004-43 G.L. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by G. L. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the student disciplinary tribunal that he violated the Local Board’s policy against misuse of its computers and sexual haras...
2004-42 C.W. vs. Walker County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C.W. (Student) from a decision by the Walker County Board of Education (Local Board) that upheld the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school through the end of the 2004-2005 school year and assign ...
2004-41 S.C. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. C. (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 through the end of the 2003-2004 school year, which ended on May 21, 200...
2004-40 M.G. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. G. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him from regular school until January 1, 2005 with the option of attending an alternative school during the expulsion period after he was...
2004-39 N.W. vs. Jones County Board of Education
This is an appeal by N. W. (Student) from a decision by the Jones County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to give him five days in school suspension after finding him guilty of sexual battery. Because the period...
2004-38 S.M. vs. Brooks County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. M. (Student) from a decision by the Brooks County Board of Education to expel her from regular school and assign her to an alternative school until January 2005 after finding her guilty of having a controlled substance on school pr...
2004-37 Brelinda Sullen vs. Worth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brelinda Sullen (Appellant) from a decision by the Worth County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her contract as a counselor after finding her guilty of willful neglect of duty based upon evidence that she violated Local ...
2004-36 Buford Burks vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Buford Burks (Appellant) from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because of insubordination. Appellant claims that the evidence did not show that he was willfully ins...
2004-35 G.H. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by G. H. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal officer to suspend him until the end of the 2003-2004 school year after he was found guilty of sexual mis...
2004-34 J.R. vs. Houston County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. R. (Student) from a decision by the Houston County Board of Education to expel him until the end of the 2003-2004 school year, with the option of attending alternative school during the expulsion period, after finding him guilty of...
2004-33 Jeanette Goff vs. Montgomery County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Jeanette Goff (Appellant) from a decision by the Montgomery County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend her without pay for eight calendar days because she was insubordinate and for other good and sufficient causes under the pr...
2004-32 A.C. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is a consolidated appeal by K. D. and A. C. (Students) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend them from school for the remainder of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year and to bar them from any e...
2004-31 K.D. vs. Columbia County Board of Education
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2004-30 M.L. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. L. (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 from regular school from November 13, 2003 until the end of the first semest...
2004-29 D.T. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. T. (Student) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel him from regular school and reassign him to an alternative school after f...
2004-28 C.E. vs. Pike County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. E. (Student) from a decision by the Pike County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him to an alternative school for 90 days because of chronic disciplinary problems...
2004-27 AM.B. and AS.B. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by sisters Am. B. and As. B. (Students) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decisions of a student disciplinary officer and individualized educational plan (IEP) teams to allow Student Am. B...
2004-26 K.G. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. G. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school until the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, with the option ...
2004-25 Alice V. Henry vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Alice V. Henry (Appellant) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract because of insubordination and job abandonment. Appellant claims that she did not abandon her position...
2004-24 S.P. vs. Oglethorpe County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. P. (Student) from a decision by the Oglethorpe County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of the student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from school until the end of the 2003-2004 school year because he had p...
2004-23 A.N. vs. Glascock County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. N. (Student) from a decision by the Glascock County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from school through the end of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year after find...
2004-22 B.H. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. H. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school until the beginning of the spring semester of the 2004-2005 school year, ...
2004-21 Gerald Greene vs. Randolph County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Gerald Greene (Appellant) from a decision by the Randolph County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract for the 2003-2004 school year based upon other good and sufficient causes under O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940 b...
2004-20 S.C. vs. Floyd County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. C. (Student) from a decision by the Floyd County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to assign him to an alternative school for the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year ...
2004-19 Joseph Hinton vs. Warren County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Joseph Hinton (Appellant) from a decision by the Warren County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because of a reduction in force under the provisions ofO.C.G.A. §20-2-940(a)(6). Appellant claims that ...
2004-18 Norma Beth Harris vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Norma Beth Harris (Appellant) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for the 2003-2004 school year. The Local Superintendent recommended against renewal of Appellant’s ...
2004-17 B.M. vs. Lumpkin County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. M(Student) from a decision by the Lumpkin County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school for the remainder of the 2002-2003 school year and assign him to an al...
2004-16 L.B. vs. Dawson County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. B. (Student) from a decision by the Dawson County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her through the end of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year, with th...
2004-15 Z.J. vs. Walton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Z. J. (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 until the end of the first semester of the 2003-2004 scho...
2004-14 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 her until the end of the 2003-2004 school year and place her on system-wide proba...
2004-13 Lori Adger vs. Paulding County Board or Education
This is an appeal by Lori Adger (Appellant) from a decision by the Paulding County Board of Education (Local Board) not to take any action against a principal following Appellant's charges of negligence by the principal. The appeal is dismissed because th...
2004-12 Delores Gibson vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Delores Gibson (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) to demote her from her position of Coordinator in the Department of Professional Development to school teacher despite the recommendation ...
2004-11 F.J. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by F. J. (Student) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him for 19 days after finding him guilty of climbing into the ceiling of the men'...
2004-10 Betty Warnock vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Betty Warnock (Appellant) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (Local Board) to deny her a cost-of-living salary increase because she is already being paid more than the amount that is supposed to be paid ...
2004-09 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 7,2004, with the option of attending an alternative school d...
2004-08 D.S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. S. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that found the Student guilty of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct on campus but allowed her to...
2004-07 S.D. vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
Upon written request of Appellant, the appeal filed herein is DISMISSED....
2004-06 J. F. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. F. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to let the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal stand because the appeal was untimely filed. The Student claims that the school system failed...
2004-05 B.H. vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. H. (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 end of the 2003-2004 school year and to place him on probation un...
2004-04 PHARRON WEBB vs. Calhoun County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Pharron Webb (Appellant) from a decision by the Calhoun County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract because of incompetence and other good and sufficient causes. Appellant claims that the evidence does n...
2004-03 LEE STIEVE vs. Bentley County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lee Stieve (Appellant) from a decision by the Bentley County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding him guilty of incompetence, willful neglect of duty, insubordination, and other good and su...
2004-02 Deberoh E. Prentice vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Deberoh E. Prentice (Appellant) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract because of incompetency, insubordination, and other good and sufficient cause. Appellant claims ...
2004-01 B.H. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. 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 her from regular school until January 7, 2004, with the option of attending an ...