Starcher, C. J., concurring:
I join in the Court's opinion. I write separately to suggest that the prosecuting
attorney's role in our county governance scheme, which includes the statutory duty to
represent the board of education, gives the prosecuting attorney's office at a minimum the
right to be in the loop _ when the county board of education is involved in litigation. Cf.
State ex rel. McGraw v. Burton, 212 W.Va. 23, 569 S.E.2d 99 (2002) (attorney general is
the State's chief legal officer, and must be involved when State appears before tribunals).
If a prosecutor exercises this right, and monitors cases where the county board is involved
in litigation, it might in the long run lead to reduced litigation costs.