2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 17 - Education
Chapter 3 - Virgin Islands Board of Education
§ 23. Hearings by Board; compulsory attendance of witnesses

  • (a) The Virgin Islands Board of Education shall have the power, and it shall be the duty thereof, to hear complaints and appeals within 30 days of the date of the act complained of, to issue subpoenas, summon and examine witnesses regarding school matters, to compel their attendance at any meeting of the Board, and the Chairman or Secretary may administer oaths and take sworn testimony regarding such matters. No subpoena shall be returnable in less than five days and no person shall be denied the right of representation by counsel.

  • (b) All appeals and complaints made to the Board of Education shall be in writing and subscribed and sworn to.

  • (c) All decisions rendered by the Board of Education in appeal cases or on complaints shall be final, unless reviewed by the Governor.

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