WVC 18 - 3 - 4
§18-3-4. Proceedings to enforce school laws; examination and fees
of witnesses; removal of school officials.
The state superintendent of schools shall cause to be
instituted such proceedings or processes as may be necessary
properly to enforce and give effect to any provision or
provisions of this chapter and to the provisions of any other
general or special laws pertaining to the school system of the
state, or any part thereof, or of any rule or direction of the
state board of education made in conformity with its powers and
duties. The superintendent shall have authority to administer
oaths and to examine under oath, in any part of the state,
witnesses in any proceeding pertaining to the public schools, and
to cause such examination to be reduced to writing. Witnesses,
other than employees of the state, shall be entitled to the same
fees as in civil cases in the circuit court. The state
superintendent of schools shall have power to institute proper
proceedings for the removal of any school official charged with
dishonesty, continued neglect of duty, or with failure to comply
with the provisions of this chapter or of the rules of the state
board of education.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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