WVC 18 A- 5 - 6
§18A-5-6. School census.
A school census of youths from birth through twenty years of
age as of September first of the year in which taken, or of such
ages as otherwise may locally be determined and of mentally and
physically handicapped persons of all ages, may be made as
directed by a county board of education. The school census may
be taken by the teachers or as otherwise directed by the county
board of education. Teachers taking the school census shall be
entitled to use school hours not to exceed a total of one school
day, and shall be compensated for such time as for time taught.
The state superintendent of schools shall have authority to
require a statewide enumeration by the counties at such times as
he may direct and may establish the procedures therefor.
In order that the census record may be as currently accurate
as possible, and a reliable source of reference through the
school year, it shall be the duty of each county superintendent
of schools to establish and administer through the office of the
county director of school attendance a system of cumulative
census records which may be prescribed by the state
superintendent of schools.