Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies

4139.01 - SUSPENSION

The Superintendent, subject only to approval of the Board, shall have authority to suspend school personnel. The suspension may be with or without pay.

The Superintendentís authority to suspend school personnel shall be temporary only pending a hearing upon charges filed by the Superintendent with the Board and such period of suspension shall not exceed thirty (30) days unless extended by order of the Board.

The Board may suspend or dismiss any person in its employment at any time for:






 F.willful neglect of duty;

 G.unsatisfactory performance;

 H.the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of nolo contendere to a felony charge.

A charge of unsatisfactory performance shall not be made except as the result of an employee performance evaluation.

The charges shall be stated in writing served upon the employee within two (2) days of presentation of said charges to the Board. The employee so affected shall be given an opportunity, within five (5) days of receiving such written notice, to request, in writing, a level three (3) hearing and appeals pursuant to WV Code 6C-2-1 et seq. (Grievance Procedure), except that dismissal for the conviction of a felony or guilty plea or plea of nolo contendere to a felony charge is not by itself grounds for a grievance proceeding. An employee charged with the commission of a felony may be reassigned to duties which do not involve direct interaction with students pending final disposition of the charges.

WV Code 18A-2-7, 18A-2-8