H. B. 2466
(By Delegates Spencer, Moore and Marshall)
[Passed April 7, 2005; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to repeal §18-14-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended; and to amend and reenact §18-5-32 of said code, all
relating to education; eliminating provisions that created
unlawful classifications based on race; deleting an obsolete
provision relating to the cooperative extension service; and
removing obsolete language relating to Bluefield State
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-14-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be repealed; and that §18-5-32 of said code be amended and
reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-32. Assistant superintendents; directors and supervisors of
instruction and other educational activities.
(a) The county board, upon the recommendation of the county superintendent, may employ an assistant whose term of employment
shall be not less than one nor more than four years: Provided,
That his or her term shall not extend beyond that of the incumbent
(b) The board shall not employ more than one assistant for
each two hundred teachers or major fraction thereof.
(c) The county board, upon the recommendation of the county
superintendent, is authorized to employ general and special
supervisors or directors of instruction and of other educational
activities as may be considered necessary.
(d) The employment of the assistant superintendent shall be on
a twelve-month basis. The period of employment for all others
named herein shall be at the discretion of the county board.
(e) Rules for qualifications of assistant superintendents, and
directors and supervisors of instruction and of other educational
activities shall be fixed by the State Board: Provided,
qualifications required for any assistant superintendent shall in
no event be higher than those required for the county
superintendent: Provided, however,
That the rules do not affect
the status of any incumbent nor his or her right to succeed himself
or herself in his or her assigned position.
(f) The county board of education is authorized to reimburse
the employees for their necessary traveling expenses upon
presentation of a monthly, itemized, sworn statement approved by
the county superintendent.
(g) Any person employed under the foregoing provision of this
section, provided he or she holds a valid teacher's certificate,
shall be given continuing contract status as a teacher and shall
hold that status unless dismissed for statutory reasons.
(h) All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this section
are hereby repealed.