Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


All professional personnel employees whose seniority with the Board of Education is insufficient to allow their retention by the Board during a reduction in work force shall be placed upon a preferred recall.

Such employee shall be recalled on the basis of seniority for any professional position opening within the area where s/he had previously been employed or to any lateral area for which s/he has certification, licensure or both providing no regular, full-time professional personnel, or those returning from leaves of absence with greater seniority, are qualified, apply for and accept the position.

Before position openings that are known or expected to extend for twenty (20) consecutive employment days or longer for professional personnel may be filled by the Board, the Board shall be required to notify all qualified professional personnel on the preferred list and give them an opportunity to apply, but failure to apply shall not cause the employee to forfeit any right to recall. The notice shall be sent by certified mail to the last known address of the employee, and it shall be the duty of each professional personnel to notify the Board of continued availability annually, of any change in address or of any change in certification, licensure or both.

Any professional employee whose employment has been terminated through reduction in force and whose name is on the preferred recall list shall retain all accumulated seniority for the purpose of seeking reemployment with the county from which s/he was terminated.

Additionally, when rescinding a reduction in force, if there is another employee on the preferred recall list with proper certification and higher seniority, that person shall be placed in the position restored.

WV Code 18A-4-7a
WV Code 18A-4-7b