Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

0110 - IDENTIFICATION

0111

Name

 
 

The Board of Education of this County shall be known officially as the Board of Education of the County of Morgan.

 

0112

Boundaries

 
 

The Morgan County School System is comprised of all the area in Morgan County.

 

0113

Address

 
 

The official address of the Morgan County Board of Education shall be 247 Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

 

0114

Seal

 
 

The Board of Education shall adopt an official seal for the School System.

 

0116

Affiliation

 
 

The Morgan County School System shall be a participating member of the James Rumsey Multi-County Technical Center with one member of this Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools on the Administrative Council of the Multi-County Technical Center.

 
 

The Morgan County School System shall be a participating member of the Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) VII with one (1) member of this Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools on the Council of RESA-VIII.

0118

Philosophy of the Board

 
 

A Board of Education is a legal entity for providing a system of public education within a geographic area of the State of West Virginia. The system was created by, and is governed by, State statutes.

 
 

The Board of Education has the dual responsibility for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and for meeting the desires of the citizens. While the Board has an obligation to determine and assess citizen desires, it is understood that when the citizens elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs, they, at the same time, endow their representatives with the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out the responsibility.

 
 

The Board declares and, thereby, reaffirms its intent to:

 
 

A.

maintain two-way communications with citizens of the County. The Board shall keep them informed of the progress and problems of the School System, and the citizens shall be urged to bring their aspirations and concerns about the School System to the attention of this body;

 
 

B.

establish policies and make decisions on the basis of declared educational philosophy and goals;

 
 

C.

act as a truly representative body for citizens in all matters related to programs and operations. The Board recognizes that ultimate responsibility for public education rests with the State, but the Board of Education has been assigned specific authority through statute, and the Board shall not relinquish or fail to exercise that authority.