Our firm represents teachers across South Georgia as a member of the team of lawyers representing the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (“PAGE”). We have represented teachers and administrators for over ten years in South Georgia, handling all types of personnel issues. We routinely represent teachers in investigations brought by the Professional Standards Commission (“PSC”) and have argued and tried cases in front of administrative law judges, local boards of education, local courts, as well as appellate courts in Georgia. We have assisted in obtaining awards of back pay to educators who were wrongfully uncompensated in prior years, and we argued on behalf of educators to hold boards of education responsible for wrongfully terminating an educator’s contract.
We were successful in having a PSC decision overturned by a Superior Court Judge, when the PSC was disciplining elementary grade teachers because a group of high school students, without their knowledge, consumed alcoholic beverages in their back yard while at their high school daughter’s party. This same decision was recently upheld by the Georgia Court of Appeals and now provides needed precedent in support of teachers across the state.
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