Interpretation's Date: January 26, 2001
by superintendent David Stewart
Section: V. Personnel
SubSection: A. Professional Personnel



January 26, 2001

Jacqueline Carter
5 Lynn Street
Richwood, WV 26261

Dear Ms. Carter:

On January 16, 2001, you called our legal services department for information on statutes, policies, or cases regarding the accrual of seniority for substitute teachers. Enclosed you will find copies of West Virginia Code §18A-4-7a and 18A-4-7b and a decision from the West Virginia Education and State Employees Grievance Board titled Esther Blair v. Mingo County Board of Education, Docket No. 94-29-1083, which you may find useful. Neither Code 18A-4-7b nor the Blair case are directly on point, however, I believe they will help clarify your situation. As I explained, the West Virginia Department of Education does not become involved in personnel grievances or hiring decisions made at the county level.

Hoping that I have been of service, I am



David Stewart
State Superintendent of Schools




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