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Introduced Version House Bill 3239 History

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H. B. 3239


(By Delegate Tabb)
[Introduced March 25, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Education.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §18-3-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to removing the requirement that a State Superintendent master's degree has to be in educational administration.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-3-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

§18-3-1. Appointment; qualifications; compensation; traveling expenses; office and residence; evaluation.

There shall be appointed by the State Board a State Superintendent of schools who shall serve at the will and pleasure of the State Board. He or she shall be a person of good moral character, of recognized ability as a school administrator, holding at least a master's degree, in educational administration and shall have had not less than five years of experience in public school work. He or she shall receive an annual salary set by the State Board, to be paid monthly: Provided, That the annual salary may not exceed one hundred forty-six thousand one hundred dollars. The State Superintendent also shall receive necessary traveling expenses incident to the performance of his or her duties to be paid out of the general school fund upon warrants of the State Auditor. The State Superintendent shall have his or her office at the State Capitol. The State Board shall report to the legislative oversight commission on education accountability upon request concerning its progress during any hiring process for a State Superintendent.
The State Board annually shall evaluate the performance of the State Superintendent and publicly announce the results of the evaluation.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the requirement that a State Superintendent master's degree has to be in educational administration.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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