WVC 18 - 3 - 7
§18-3-7. Preparation, printing and distribution of state manuals
and other publications; maintenance of minimum
standards; examination of pupils.
From time to time, as may be necessary, the state
superintendent of schools shall cause to be prepared and
published, for distribution to the proper persons to receive
them, manuals of the courses of study prescribed by the state
board of education, as provided by section seven, article two of
this chapter. It shall be his duty to see that the minimum
standards set forth therein shall be maintained in all the
several kinds and grades of the public schools throughout the
state. It shall also be the duty of the state superintendent of
schools to provide for the examination of pupils completing such
courses of study and to cause diplomas or certificates to be
issued to all persons who satisfactorily complete such courses.
The superintendent shall cause to be printed and distributed
from time to time a sufficient number of copies of the school law
to supply the needs of school officials and other citizens of the
state. He shall cause to be prepared and published a list of
books suitable for school libraries, and shall recommend the
proper conditions for the purchase and use of such books. Such
list shall be distributed among the teachers, principals, and
superintendents throughout the state. The state superintendent of
schools shall also have authority to publish and distribute such
other reports, circulars of information, and bulletins as in his
judgment will promote the best interests of the schools.
The expenses of printing all such publications or other documents shall be paid out of the general school fund on
warrants drawn by the state superintendent of schools.