We recently had the privilege of presenting to the West Virginia Association of School Human Resource Officials (WVASHRO) on the topic of “Employee Discipline: Step-by-Step for the Personnel Office.” One of the topics of...more
Reassignment of surplus personnel: When actual student enrollment in a grade level or program, unforeseen before March 1, 2014, permits the assignment of fewer teachers or service personnel to or within a school, the county...more
Beginning in August, school districts will need to prepare for a new process to address conflicts and complaints from citizens.
On August 11, the new/amended process, known as the “Conflict Resolution Process for...more
This time of the year county board of education personnel offices are busy filling both professional and service positions for the fast approaching 2014-15 school year (yeah, it’s hard to believe the school year will be here...more
Beginning on July 1, 2014, several West Virginia boards of education will welcome new board members. In fact, as required by state law, the organizational meeting for county boards throughout the state will take place on July...more
An issue that arises every summer for counties relates to summer employment and summer seniority for service personnel. W. Va. Code 18-5-39(f) addresses the establishment of summer school programs....more
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
Many of you attended Dinsmore & Shohl’s Legal Hour on February 28, 2013 "Avoiding Certain Pitfalls When Terminating an Employee”.
A topic I addressed during the workshop was the “72 Hour Rule.” That is, I reminded you...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