Senate Bill No. 80
(By Senator Edgell)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the Committee on
Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-5-32 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to including substitute teaching in
the job duties of certain professional educators employed by
county boards of education in certain administrative and
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-5-32 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-32. Assistant superintendents; directors and supervisors of
instruction and other educational activities.
(a) The county board, upon the recommendation of the county
superintendent, may employ an assistant whose term of employment
shall may be not less than one nor more than four years: Provided,
That his or her term shall may not extend beyond that of the
incumbent county superintendent.
(b) The board
shall may not employ more than one assistant for
each two hundred teachers or major fraction thereof.
(c) The county board, upon the recommendation of the county
superintendent, is authorized to employ general and special
supervisors or directors of instruction and of other educational
activities as may be considered necessary.
(d) The employment of the assistant superintendent shall be on
a twelve-month basis. The period of employment for all others
named herein shall be at the discretion of the county board.
(e) Rules for qualifications of assistant superintendents, and
directors and supervisors of instruction and of other educational
activities shall be fixed by the state board: Provided, That the
qualifications required for any assistant superintendent
no event may not be higher than those required for the county
superintendent: Provided, however, That the rules do not affect
the status of any incumbent nor his or her right to succeed himself
or herself in his or her assigned position.
(f) The county board of education is authorized to reimburse
the employees for their necessary traveling expenses upon
presentation of a monthly, itemized, sworn statement approved by the county superintendent.
(g) Any person employed under the foregoing provision of this
section, provided he or she holds a valid teacher's certificate,
shall be given continuing contract status as a teacher and shall
hold that status unless dismissed for statutory reasons.
(h) The job duties of a professional educator employed under
the provisions of this section, including a professional educator
employed as a "supervisor" or central office administrator" as
defined in section one, article one, chapter eighteen-a of this
code, except the superintendent, shall include substitute teaching
on at least three instructional days each school year.
(h) (i) All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this
section are hereby repealed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to include substitute
teaching on at least three instructional days each school year as
a job duty of certain professional educators employed by county
boards of education in the county board central office.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would