Senate Bill 1006 created changes to personnel deadlines. Below are the NEW personnel season deadline requirements for the 2009-2010 school year.

Reduction-in-Force of professional employees: Board approval by February 1, 2010. Keep in mind that notice and hearing must occur prior to the February 1 deadline per W. Va. Code § 18A-2-2(c).

Reduction-in-Force of service personnel employees: Board approval by February 1, 2010. Keep in mind that notice and hearing must occur prior to the February 1 deadline per W .Va. Code § 18A-2-6.

Transfer of professional employees: Notified in writing by the superintendent on or before February 1, 2010. If a hearing is required, the hearing on the proposed transfer shall be held on or before March 15, 2010. The superintendent at a meeting of the board on or before March 15, 2010, shall furnish in writing to the board a list of teachers and other employees to be considered for transfer and subsequent assignment for the 2010-2011 school year.

Transfer of professional employees: Notified in writing by the superintendent on or before February 1, 2010. If a hearing is required, the hearing on the proposed transfer shall be held on or before March 15, 2010. The superintendent at a meeting of the board on or before March 15, 2010, shall furnish in writing to the board a list of teachers and other employees to be considered for transfer and subsequent assignment for the 2010-2011 school year.

Probationary personnel employees: The superintendent at a meeting of the board on or before March 15, 2010, shall provide in writing to the board a list of all probationary teachers and probationary service personnel that s/he recommends to be rehired for the next ensuing school year.

Hearings for probationary personnel: Any probationary teacher or probationary service personnel who receives notice that s/he has not been recommended for rehiring may, within ten days after receiving the written notice, request a statement of the reasons for not having been rehired and may request a hearing before the board. The hearing shall be held at the next regularly scheduled board of education meeting or a special meeting of the board called within thirty days of the request for hearing.

Rescission: If before August 1, 2010, the reason for the particular employee's reduction-in-force or transfer no longer exists, the board must rescind the action.