State Schools Superintendent Jim Phares said he would send a letter to county school systems encouraging them to pay teachers for their work during the hiring process, according to Campbell.
She said she understands some counties have more funding than others, but if districts aren't forced to show evidence of those money problems, there's no way to mandate counties pay teachers the right amount.
"We didn't' even expect this to come up because they had clearly defined the hours you could be paid for, to keep timesheets, all the stipulations of how to get paid," she said. "It never occurred to anyone that they could say, 'OK we don't have to.' I don't want counties to go down that road."
The state Board of Education meeting will continue Thursday, with issues surrounding a national search for the a new superintendent of schools on the agenda.
Also Wednesday, state school board members decided to keep Mingo County's school system under state control.
Board members reviewed a report conducted in March by the Office of Education Performance Audits that cited improvements in curriculum development, instructional program and the school calendar.
But the report said problems still existed in areas of finance, personnel, facilities, transportation and policy development.
The board intervened in Mingo County in 1998 due to budget deficits, low test scores and a lack of leadership. The county regained control in 2002 before the state took over again in 2005.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4814.