Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education of the school system believes that, in general, it is the primary duty of the Board to establish policies and that of the Superintendent to administer such policies. Policy should not be originated or changed without the recommendation of the Superintendent. Certain of the Board’s actions must be initiated and guided solely by the recommendation of the Superintendent. The Superintendent should be given the latitude to determine the best method of implementing the policies of the Board.

The Superintendent, as the chief executive officer of the County School System, is the primary professional advisor to the Board. S/He is responsible for the development, supervision, and operation of the school program and facilities. His/Her methods should be made known to the staff through the administrative guidelines of the County Board of Education.

The Board shall retain oversight supervision of such procedures.

The Board is responsible for determining the success of the Superintendent in meeting the goals or objectives jointly established by the Board and Superintendent through annual evaluations of the Superintendent's performance. The Board, in formulating its position with regard to the performance of the Superintendent, shall rely, whenever possible, on the objective outcomes for its evaluations rather than on subjective opinions.

18-4-6 and 18-4-10, Code of West Virginia; State Board of Education Policy 5309