The West Virginia Constitution requires that "the legislature shall provide, by general law, for a thorough and efficient system of free schools" (W. Va. CONST. art. XII, § 1). But, the legislature, on several occasions, and more so in the past couple of years, has enacted education related legislation that in fact, makes personnel decisions seem far from efficient.
Below are just a few examples of West Virginia Code sections that, from a personnel decision making perspective, make it difficult to have a constitutionally mandated "efficient system of free schools" for West Virginia county boards of education.
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