Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


Openings in established, existing or newly created positions shall be processed as follows:



The Board of Education shall post and date vacancy notices which shall be subject to the following:



The notices shall be posted in conspicuous working places for all professional personnel to observe for at least five (5) working days. Notice may also be posted to the West Virginia Department of Education Job Bank Website.


However, should there be any discrepancy between or among the postings, the printed postings in the working places of professional employees shall remain the official posting to which all applicants must comply.



The notice shall be posted within twenty (20) working days of the position openings and shall include the job description. The Board shall not declare a position vacant and post a job opening sooner than ten (10) days following the death of an individual employed in that position.



Any special criteria or skills that are required by the position shall be specifically stated in the job description and directly related to the performance of the job.



Postings for vacancies made pursuant to this section shall be written so as to ensure that the largest possible pool of qualified applicants may apply.



Job postings may not require criteria which are not necessary for the successful performance of the job and may not be written with the intent to favor a specific applicant.



No vacancy shall be filled until after the five (5) day minimum posting period.



If one (1) or more applicants meets the qualifications listed in the job posting, the successful applicant to fill the vacancy shall be selected by the Board within thirty (30) working days of the end of the posting period.



A position held by a certified and/or licensed teacher who has been issued a permit for full-time employment and is working toward certification in the permit area shall not be subject to posting if the certificate is awarded within five (5) years.



Nothing provided herein shall prevent the Board from eliminating a position due to lack of need.

All positions shall identify under a separate heading "Minimum Qualifications" listing certification requirements and that may list other requirements for which it has been determined that a candidate hold to be deemed minimally qualified.

Professional employees who have been placed on the preferred recall list shall be provided with notice by certified mail to their last known address of vacancies for which they are qualified. It shall be the duty of each professional employee on the preferred recall list to notify the Board of continued availability annually, of any change in address or in any change in certification and/or licensure. Any employee failing in duty shall be notified by certified mail to his/her last known address that they will be removed from the preferred recall list unless good cause is shown, within thirty (30) days, as to why they should not be removed from the preferred recall list. If good cause is not shown within the prescribed time, the Superintendent shall remove the employee from the recall list. If an employee accepts full-time employment with another County Board s/he shall be removed from the preferred recall list. Provided, however, the failure of an employee on the preferred recall list to make application for an available position shall not be grounds for removal from the preferred recall list.

Where the total number of classroom teaching positions in an elementary school does not increase from one (1) school year to the next, but there exists in that school a need to realign the number of teachers in one (1) or more grade levels, kindergarten through six, teachers at the school may be reassigned to grade levels for which they are certified without that position being posted if the employee and the County Board mutually agree to the reassignment.

WV Code 18A-4-7a, 18A-4-21