H. B. 2257
(By Delegate T. Campbell)
[Introduced January 11, 2012
; referred to the
Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-4-8d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing and encouraging county boards of education to share services of central office administrative personnel and to obtain these services from regional education service agencies.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18A-4-8d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.
§18A-4-8d. Consolidation of services and seniority rights for administrative personnel.
(a) County boards are authorized and encouraged to join together to share the services of central office administrative personnel and to obtain central office administrative services from regional education service agencies.
(b) Before posting notice of an opening in any regular full-time or regular part-time central office administrator position of employment other than county superintendent, the county board shall determine the feasibility of obtaining the needed administrative services from the county board’s regional education service agency and of sharing the services of administrators with the county boards of contiguous counties. The determination shall be in writing and contain supporting reasons.
(c) Where a county obtains central office administrative services from its regional education service agency, or where two or more counties join together to share the services of central office administrative personnel, any employee whose services are no longer needed by virtue of such the sharing of these services or the use of these services provided by a regional education service agency may have his or her contract terminated for lack of need, as provided in sections two and six, article two of this chapter, notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary. Any employee whose contract is so terminated shall be afforded all rights pursuant to the provisions of section eight-b of this article.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize and encourage county boards of education to share services of central office administrative personnel and to obtain these services from regional education service agencies.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.