| |Interpretation's Date: April 2, 1999 by superintendent Henry MarockieSection
: V. Personnel SubSection
: A. Professional Personnel
April 2, 1999
Ms. Mary Elliott
Wayne County Schools
Post Office Box 25570
Wayne, West Virginia 25570
Dear Ms. Elliott:
This letter is in response to your telephone inquiry regarding seniority and
transferring of teachers at the county level.
Please be advised that the general rule according to West Virginia Code ?18A-4-7a
for transfer provides that the person with the least amount of seniority in the county should
be transferred. However, West Virginia Code ?18-A-7a also provides for various other
situations in which seniority is not necessarily the sole deciding factor. These situations
include, but are not limited to:
1. Whether the reduction is county-wide or limited to a single school.
2. Areas of certification.
3. Whether the employee is working with a temporary permit.
The specific facts of the personnel action will be dispositive in each case. For your
information, a copy of West Virginia Code ?18A-4-7a is enclosed and two decisions of the
WV Education and State Employees Grievance Board for your review. Hoping that I have
been of service, I am
State Superintendent of Schools
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305
(Staff Phone and Email by Name) (School Directory)
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