O.C.G.A. 20-2-1160 provides that local school boards may sit as tribunals for decisions involving school law. The Act amends O.C.G.A. 20-2-1160 to provide that a local school board decision shall be binding only if the parties involved are notified in writing of the decision and of the parties' right to appeal to the State Board of Education, together with a clear description of the procedure and requirements for doing so. The Act further provides that the State Board of Education must also give notification in writing of the right to appeal its decision to a superior court together with a clear description of the procedure and requirements for that appeal.
Georgia State University Law Review
"EDUCATION Notice: School Board Decisions on School Law: Notice and Appeal,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/5