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Proceedings before School Law Tribunals and appeals are governed by Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-1160, et. seq and rules of the State Board of Education adopted pursuant thereto.

The Board shall constitute a tribunal for hearing and determining any matter of local controversy in reference to construction or administration of school law. The Board has the power to summon witnesses and take testimony. The Board's decision in such matters will be binding on both parties.

Either party shall have the right of appeal to the State Board of Education; the appeal shall be made through the Superintendent in writing and shall distinctly set forth the question in dispute, the decision of the Board, a transcript of the testimony and other evidence adduced before the Board as true and correct by the Superintendent of Education, and a concise statement of the reasons of why the decision is complained. All hearings shall be reported at the expense of the Board of Public Education. If an appeal is filed, a transcript of the hearing shall be prepared at the expense of the appealing party.

This policy last reviewed 1/19/2010.


Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
Adopted Date:  12/14/1994

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

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State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 20-02-0051 Election of county board members; persons ineligible to serve
O.C.G.A 20-02-0073 Removal of board members under certain circumstances
O.C.G.A 20-02-0752 Establishment of disciplinary hearing officers, panels or tribunals; rules and regs
O.C.G.A 20-02-0754 Tribunal procedures
O.C.G.A 20-02-0989.5 Complaints policy; legislative intent
O.C.G.A 20-02-1160 LBOE tribunal power to determine local school controversies; appeals; special ed provisions
Rule 160-1-3-.04 School Law Tribunals and Appeals
Rule 160-1-3-.07 Consolidated Hearings under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504
Rule 160-4-7-.12 Dispute Resolution
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