Man wants Boone Board of Education to boost salary

Harmon Marks, The West Virginia Record

December 27, 2012

MADISON Attorney Bobby R. Hale of Madison, representing himself, filed for a writ of mandamus in Boone Circuit Court to compel the Boone County Board of Education and its superintendent to properly compensate him for services as a Plumber II.
A petition filed Oct. 12 says Hale has been previously employed by the Board of Education as a math teacher and building construction teacher, both of which are professional positions and petitioner has 11 allowable credited years of experience as a professional employee.
Hale asserts he has the salary class: Doctorate Degree and highest degree: Doctorate Degree in determining salary mandated in the State Code (18A-4- 8a). At issue is School Board and Superintendent John G. Hudsons refusal to pay Hale in accordance with his experience and salary classification.
Petition seeks back pay compensation, court expenses, pre- and-post-judgment interest and such other relief Court considers necessary.
Defendants response denies several of Hales allegations, including his Paragraph V relative to 11 allowable credited years of experience as a professional employee
A hearing on the petition was scheduled Nov. 14, but was not held by Judge William S. Thompson.
Boone Circuit Court case number: 12-A-215
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