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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Attendance Director / Dropout Prevention Specialist

Attendance Director / Dropout Prevention Specialist





IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       Assistant Superintendent


EMPLOYMENT TERM:              261 Days

SALARY:                                    As per Mineral County Salary Schedule and based on experience and education.

EVALUATION:                            Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy.

JOB SUMMARY:                        To monitor and comply with state attendance laws that support a reduction in the drop-out rate and an increase in graduation rate.



Establishes and implements an improvement process for school attendance/drop-out prevention services; 

Establishes good public and employee relations for the school attendance/drop-out prevention program;

Maintains professional work habits; 

Carries out all duties as County Attendance Director as directed by the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Code which includes:


Promotes regular school attendance through written legal notice to the parents of students in violation of the compulsory attendance laws and Board policies. 


Files criminal complaints and juvenile petitions on habitually truant students. 


Pursues legal avenues for violators of compulsory attendance law. 


Assists in the taking of the school census provided by law. 


Cooperates with existing state and federal agencies charged with enforcement of child labor laws. 


Prepares required reports on attendance for submission to the West Virginia Department of Education. 


Promotes school attendance by compilation of data for schools and suggestions/recommendations for publication through school bulletins, press, or other avenues as directed by the county superintendent. 


Participates in community multi-disciplinary team meetings to improve attendance through a community approach. 


Performs other attendance related duties;


Utilizes WVEIS and other software to evaluate student attendance;

Develops and implement a drop-out prevention program;

Serves as the county liaison for homeless children;

Oversees the home school program and review intent forms and annual assessment results for compliance with WV Code 18-8-1;

Acts as Homebound Coordinator (Duties include: receiving the Homebound Teacher request forms, assign a homebound teacher to students out of school due to illness, audit the payroll and mileage requests for the tutors, code to the proper funding source and forward to Director for approval through the county School Stream System, review student’s homebound requests to ensure the timelines are kept; and

Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).



Valid West Virginia Social Services and Attendance Certification;

Valid West Virginia School Counselor Certification; and

Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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