(a) The State Board may establish, operate and maintain area vocational educational programs including the acquisition by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise of necessary lands and the construction, expansion, remodeling, alteration and equipping of necessary buildings for the purpose of operating and conducting educational training centers.
(b) The State Board may delegate its operational authority for
multicounty vocational centers to an administrative council
composed of equal representation from each of the participating
county boards of education, the superintendent of schools from each
participating county, and the state director of vocational
education or his or her representative. To this end, there is
hereby expressly established in the State Board a division of
vocational education which shall determine the area or areas in
which the programs are to be conducted and is authorized to
promulgate rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this
article, pursuant to article three-b, chapter twenty-nine-a of this
code. The director of the division of vocational education
administers and supervises the area vocational educational
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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