Interpretation's Date: December 31, 1969
by superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano
Section: VIII. Finance
MaryJane Pope-Albin, Superintendent
Dear Superintendent Pope-Albin:
I am in receipt of your request for a Superintendent's Interpretation regarding West Virginia Code 18-9A-10, foundation allowance to improve instructional programs. Specifically, you ask:
W. Va. Code 18-9A-10 states, in part, that:
Furthermore, since it is essential for instructional technology programs to be utilized effectively, internet access must be fully functional and readily available when needed by the various classroom teachers, it is essential that county boards employ a sufficient number of qualified personnel to maintain the network systems within a school and ensure the proper connectivity of all the various devices that students may use.
Therefore, in my opinion, county boards may use Step 7b allocation for the employment computer technician as long as the request to employ such personnel is included and justification is provided in the county board's Strategic Technology Learning Plan specified by W. Va. Code 18-2E-7.
I trust this provides the guidance requested.
Hoping that I have been of service, I am
State Superintendent of Schools