Parents Say Firing of West Virginia Superintendent Should be Voided
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Mountain State Justice, a nonprofit law office in West Virginia, has filed a petition with the state Supreme Court asking that the state board of education's 5-2 vote to fire former Superintendent Jorea Marple be declared void, the Associated Press is reporting. According to the petition, Marple's firing was not done in accordance with the state's open-meetings law.
When I wrote about Marple's firing last week, you may recall that the vote took people by surprise, including Marple herself, who sparred a bit with board President L. Wade Linger Jr. before leaving the board room after the vote. Apparently that hasn't turned out to be the only controversial part of the vote, which triggered the resignations of two board members in protest.
The vote on Marple's tenure as superintendent was not on the board's agenda for its Nov. 16 meeting. The petition, which was filed by James and Michelle Hicks, parents of an elementary school student in the state, say that the termination
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