A recent decision by the West Viginia Supreme Court of Appeals has now paved the way for public bodies, including boards of education, to impose a reasonable hourly search fee for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests....more
Senate Bill No. 477 completed legislation, and as of the date of this Dinsmore & Shohl Education Law Practice Group Alert, the Bill is awaiting the signature of the Governor. The Bill, among other things, relates to the daily...more
As we begin to hold personnel hearings for “Personnel Season” a question that seems to come up often concerns the listing of individual employee names on county board of education agendas. Many administrators are,...more
Reassignment of surplus personnel: When actual student enrollment in a grade level or program, unforeseen before March 1, 2013, permits the assignment of fewer teachers or service personnel to or within a school, the county...more
It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school time is quickly approaching. This weekend, I will be volunteering at the Communities in Schools of Greenbrier County “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. ...more
Boards of education often wish to gather together to “touch base” with members of their community or merely wish to discuss and work through issues they are facing, without any intention to take official board action or have...more
A common question our Education Law Practice Group deals with relates to how the “step-up” process works for service personnel.
The “step-up” process is found in W. Va. Code 18A-4-15, which in relevant part, states...more