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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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2003-50 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 to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school through March 24, 2003 after he admitted violating the Local Board'...
2003-49 L. G. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by L. G. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him until April 17, 2003 after the Student admitted violating the Local Board’s student conduct rules 1, 4, and 11, which prohibit disr...
2003-48 Andy Blassingame vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Andy Blassingame (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) that he was not entitled to a hearing on his demotion from an administrative position to a teaching position. The Local Board claims tha...
2003-47 A.M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. M. (Student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that found him guilty of making threats and other charges in connection with his telling another stude...
2003-46 N. F. vs. Camden County Board of Education
This is an appeal by N. F. (Student) from a decision by the Camden County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school and assign him to an alternative school for 90 days aft...
2003-45 B. S. vs. Chattooga County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. S. (Student) from a decision by the Chattooga County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel him from school until the end of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year and transfer him to an alternative school at the beginn...
2003-44 T. G. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. 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 through the last day of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year with a...
2003-43 David D. Johnson vs. Dougherty County Board of Education
This is an appeal by David D. Johnson (Appellant) from a decision by the Dougherty County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him without pay for sixty days after a tribunal found him guilty of insubordination, incompetence, willful neglect of dut...
2003-42 A. R. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. R. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school through the end of the 2002-2003 school year, with the option of attend...
2003-41 X. G. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by X. 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 until the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, with the provision of home-b...
2003-40 Amy C. Rourke vs. Columbia County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Amy C. Rourke (Appellant) from a decision by the Columbia County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract after finding her guilty of insubordination, willful neglect of duty, and other good and sufficient c...
2003-39 D. K. A. vs. Troup County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. K. A. (Student) from a decision by the Troup County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel him after finding him guilty of battery, hazing, and bullying as a ...
2003-38 J. T. G. vs. Carroll County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. T. G. (Student) from a decision by the Carroll 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 2002-2003 school year after finding ...
2003-37 Nicole Denise Anderson vs. DeKalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Nicole Denise Anderson (Appellant) from a deciscion by the DeKalb County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the Local Superintendent’s decision to take away her coaching duties and transfer her to another school after the Loca...
2003-36 Moses Adeji vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Moses Adjei (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta Board of Education (Local Board) to dismiss him because he failed to obtain a teaching certificate. Appellant claims that the Local Board improperly reached a decision before the ...
2003-35 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 suspend him until May 28, 2003, with an opportunity to attend an alternative school, ...
2003-34 J. M. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. M. (Student) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her for the remainder of the 2002-2003 school year with the option of attending ...
2003-33 Derrill Perry vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Derrill Perry (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) not to hear his appeal from a grievance he filed in which he alleged that he was being racially discriminated against because of disparate ...
2003-32 I. R. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by I. R. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel her from regular school for the remainder of the 2002-2003 school year, with the option of attend...
2003-31 C. J. D. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
This is an appeal by C. J. D. (Student) from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school through the end of the first semester of the 2002-2003 school yea...
2003-30 S. E. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. E. (student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education (Local Board) to expel Student from November 6, 2002 through April 14, 2003 based on the finding of a student disciplinary tribunal that student had been guilty...
2003-29 Walter Boone vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
Appellant’s motion for a stay is hereby granted pending a decision from the Court of Appeals in a similarly situated case, Diamond v. Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Court of Appeals, A03A0092, that involves questions and issues raised in the instant case...
2003-28 Vincent Winfrey vs. Atlanta City Board of Education
This is an appeal by Vincent Winfrey (Appellant) from a decision by the Atlanta City Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew his teaching contract for the 2001-2002 school year based upon the recommendation of a hearing tribunal that found Appellant...
2003-27 E. S. III vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by E. S. III (student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel Student from regular school with assignment to an alternative school until the end of the 20...
2003-26 F. T. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by F. T. (student) from a decision by the Gwinnett County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel Student from regular school until January 7, 2003 based on the finding that Student was guilt...
2003-25 J. A. vs. Muscogee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. A. (student) from a decision by the Muscogee County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel student for the remainder of the 2002-2003 school year after finding her guilty...
2003-24 V. F. vs. Fulton County Board of Education
This is an appeal by V. F. (Student) from a decision by the Fulton County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from school for twelve months with the option of attending alternative school...
2003-23 D. W. vs. Fayette County Board of Education
D. W. (Student) appeals from a decision by the Fayette County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that found him guilty of assault on a staff member and suspended him from regular school until the end...
2003-22 V. N. vs. Pierce County Board of Education
This is an appeal by V. N. (Student) from a decision by the Pierce County Board of Education (Local Board) to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel her after finding that she kicked her principal. The Student claims t...
2003-21 A. H. vs. Dekalb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. H. (Student) from a decision by the DeKalb County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from regular school for the remainder of the first semester of the 2002-2003 school year ...
2003-20 B. B. vs. Lee County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. B. (Student) from a decision by the Lee County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to permanently expel him from regular school after finding that he had been convicted of two felony charges...
2003-19 M. M. vs. Glynn County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. M. (Student) from a decision by the Glynn County Board of Education (Local Board) not to allow her to attend a school in Glynn County without the payment of tuition since she lives in Camden County. The Local Board did not conduct ...
2003-18 Michael Hickerson vs. Grady County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Michael C. Hickerson (Appellant) from a decision by the Grady County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate his contract as the Grady County superintendent. Appellant claims that the Local Board denied him due process, was bias...
2003-17 D. A. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. A. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to suspend him from school for a total of 15 days after finding him guilty of fighting. The Student faile...
2003-16 A. W. vs. Clarke County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. W. (Student) from a decision by the Clarke County Board of Education (Local Board) to suspend him from school and place him in an alternative school for 45 days after finding him guilty of making terroristic threats and engaging in...
2003-15 J. M. vs. Douglas County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. J. M. (Student) from a decision by the Douglas County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him after a handgun was found in his book bag at school. The Student claims that the punishment is too harsh because the sc...
2003-14 D. H. vs. Bullock County Board of Education
This is an appeal by D. H. (Student) from a decision by the Bullock County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school for the remainder of the 2002-2003 school year and assign him to an al...
2003-13 A. T. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. T. (Student) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education to uphold the decision of the Local Superintendent in a grievance filed by the Student to protest his retention in the first grade after he failed to pass a standardized test for advancement. The Student failed to file a brief or request oral argument. The Student's appeal, therefore, is deemed to have been abandoned. Chris M. v. McIntosh Cnty. Bd. of Educ., Case No. 1995-47 (Ga. SBE, Jan. 11, 1996). Accordingly, the appeal is hereby DISMISSED....
2003-12 J. S. vs. Cobb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. S. (Student) from a decision by the Cobb County Board of Education (Local Board) on a grievance complaint not to reinstate her as a cheerleader and not to remove the cheerleading coach. The Student claims that the Local Board’s dec...
2003-11 Sybil Bynum vs. Houston County Board of Education
Upon motion of the Appellant, Sybil Bynum, the appeal filed in this case is hereby DISMISSED....
2003-10 Brenda Ingram vs. Baldwin County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Brenda Ingram (Appellant) from a decision by the Baldwin County Board of Education (Local Board) not to renew her teaching contract because of a reduction in force caused by budgetary constraints. Appellant claims that the Local Board...
2003-09 B. K. vs. Harris County Board of Education
This is an appeal by B. K. (Student) from a decision by the Harris County Board of Education (Local Board) not to discipline a teacher. The appeal is dismissed because the Local Board did not sit as a tribunal, nor did it make a decision involving the int...
2003-08 V. B. vs. Baldwin County Board of Education
This is an appeal by V. B. (Student) from a decision by the Baldwin County Board of Education to change the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from regular school to expulsion until the beginning of the second semester of the 2002-20...
2003-07 Velma Jean Moulder vs. Bartow County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Velma Jean Moulder (Appellant) from a decision by the Bartow County Board of Education (Local Board) to terminate her teaching contract after finding her guilty of persistent inappropriate and abusive conduct towards her students, unp...
2003-06 M. O. vs. Ben Hill County Board of Education
This is an appeal by M. O. (Student) from a decision by the Ben Hill County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal to expel him from alternative school for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year and assign him to ...
2003-05 A. M. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by A. 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 her from regular school until January 7, 2003, with the opportunity of attendin...
2003-04 T. S. vs. Gwinnett County Board of Education
This is an appeal by T. 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 for one year, until April 22, 2003, with the option of attending alte...
2003-03 S. R. vs. Henry County Board of Education
This is an appeal by S. R. (Student) from a decision by the Henry County Board of Education to uphold the decision of a student disciplinary tribunal that found her guilty of bringing alcohol to school and imposed a 20-day in-school suspension. The Studen...
2003-02 Q. M vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by Q. M. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him from high school after he appealed a decision to expel him for the remainder of the 2001-2002 school year and for the 2002-20...
2003-01 J. O. vs. Bibb County Board of Education
This is an appeal by J. O. (Student) from a decision by the Bibb County Board of Education (Local Board) to permanently expel him after finding him guilty of raping a female student in the girls’ restroom at school. The Student claims that the proper inve...