Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the state superintendent of schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the state superintendent of schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the state superintendent or his/her designee. Each employee is “at-will,” and the employment relationship between the state superintendent and the employee may be terminated by either party at any time, with or without notice, cause, or compensation.

The West Virginia Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer and applicants for employment are considered solely on the basis of individual qualification and merit without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin.