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Marple Case Against State BOE Set for 2014 Trial
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 03, 2013 @ 11:22AM
Created on May 02, 2013 @ 12:27PM
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Fired West Virginia Schools Superintendent Jorea Marple will get her day in court about a year from now.
 
In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston scheduled her lawsuit against the state Board of Education for trial on April 22, 2014, in Charleston.
 
Johnston also ordered the parties to attempt to settle the lawsuit by March 7, 2014.
 
Marple sued the state Board of Education in Kanawha County Circuit Court in February, but the case was moved to federal court.
 
Marple's lawsuit alleges that she was denied due process when she was abruptly fired last November. The lawsuit also says the dismissal's handling wrongly damaged her reputation.
 
The board cited lagging student performance and a desire to head in a new direction with new leadership.

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