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Appeals to State Board of Education


                                  Appeal of Local Board Decision

Any party who disagrees with the decision of the Local Board may appeal to the State Board of Education pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-1160(b). "The appeal shall be in writing and shall distinctly set forth the question in dispute, the decision of the local board, and a concise statement of the reasons why the decision is complained of; and the party taking  the appeal shall also file with the appeal a transcript of testimony certified as true and correct by the Local School Superintendent." 

The  aggrieved party must file the appeal with School  Superintendent within thirty (30) days of the decision by the Local Board. The  Local Superintendent shall within  ten (10) days submit a copy of he appeal along with  the transcript of evidence and proceedings,  the decision of  the Local Board and other matters in the file relating to the appeal to the State  Board. The State Board of Education shall issue its

decision in writing within twenty-five (25) days after the hearing, and shall notify the parties of their right to appeal the decision to the Superior Court of the County. Such an appeal by the aggrieved party must be filed within thirty (30)  days after the  decision of the State Board.

Within ten (10) days of the receipt of the appeal, the State School Superintendent shall submit to the Superior Court a  certified copy of the  record and transcript from  the Local Board along with the decision  and any order of the State Board.  O.C.G.A. § 20-2-1160(c).