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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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2012-16 Angel Goddard vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Angel Goddard from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (“Local Board”) to terminate her employment contract....
2012-15 C.S. vs. Habersham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C.S. (“Student”) from a decision by the Habersham County Board of Education (“Local Board”) finding that the Student violated its rules by possessing marijuana on school premises. For the reasons set forth below, this appeal is SUSTAINED....
2012-13 Rosa Johnson vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Rosa Johnson from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (“Local Board”) to terminate her employment contract....
2012-12 E.H. vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. H. (Student) from a decision by the Bartow County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her from regular school until December 31, 2011 after finding her guilty of possessing alcohol on campus....
2012-11 E.H. vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. H. (Student) from a decision by the Bartow County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend her from regular school until December 31, 2011 after finding her guilty of possessing alcohol on campus....
2012-10 JONI HOWARD-SKIPPER vs. Atlanta Independent School System
This is an appeal by Joni Howard-Skipper from a decision by the Atlanta Independent School System (“Local Board”) to non-renew her employment contract....
2012-09 Dee Dee Bergbreiter vs. Rabun County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Dee Dee Bergbreiter (Appellant) from a decision by the Rabun County Board of Education (Local Board) not to grant her a hearing because she requested the hearing via electronic facsimile rather than by certified mail....
2012-08 Lynette Swint vs. Clayton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lynette Swint (Appellant) from a decision by the Clayton County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract for failure to secure and maintain necessary educational training under the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-940(a)(7)....
2012-07 Calvin King vs. Worth County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Calvin King from a decision by the Worth County Board of Education (“Local Board”) to non-renew his employment contract....
2012-06 Lorenzo Nash vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Lorenzo Nash (Appellant) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his teaching contract after finding that he willfully neglected his duties because he signed an agreement with the Professional Standards Commission to suspend his teaching certificate for 45 days....
2012-05 Welela Feleke vs. Fulton County Board fo Education
This is an appeal by Welela Feleke from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (“Local Board”) to non-renew her employment contract on the grounds of insubordination, willful neglect of duty, and other good and sufficient cause. On appeal, Appellant contends that the charges are not supported by the evidence. For the reasons set forth below, the decision of the Local Board is SUSTAINED....
2012-04 H.R. vs. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education
This is an appeal by H.R. (“Student”) from a decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education (“Local Board”) finding that the Student violated its rules regarding the solicitation and possession of drugs on school premises. For the reasons set forth below, this appeal is SUSTAINED....
2012-03 R.R. vs. Tift County Board of Education
This is an appeal by R.R. (“Student”) from a decision by the Tift County Board of Education (“Local Board”) finding that the Student violated its rules by committing an assault and battery on a school employee and engaging in disorderly conduct. For the reasons set forth below, this appeal is SUSTAINED....
2012-02 C.B. vs. Marietta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. B. (Student) from a decision by the Marietta City Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him permanently from regular school, with the option of attending alternative school during the period of expulsion, after a student disciplinary tribunal found him guilty of an off-campus rape and suspended him until the end of the school year.1 The Student claims that there was no evidence that his presence at school was disruptive and the Local Board denied him due process because the Local Board failed to enter any reasons for increasing his punishment. The Local Board’s decision is SUSTAINED....
2012-01 K.P. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by K. P. (Student) from a decision by the Henry 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 first semester of the 2011-2012 school year, with the option of attending alternative school during the period of expulsion, after finding her guilty of behavior detrimental to learning, being disrespectful to school personnel, using profane language, and verbally abusing others. The Student claims that there was no evidence that her comments were directed towards anyone. The Local Board’s decision is SUSTAINED....