Parents Aim to Refile Case in Marple Firing
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 30, 2012 @ 1:45PM
Created on November 30, 2012 @ 1:44PM
Photo: West Virginia Department of Education Jorea M. Marple
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The parents of a special-needs child want the West Virginia Supreme Court to let them refile their complaint about the firing of state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple.
James and Michelle Hicks claimed Friday that a second vote affirming the firing has a direct bearing on their case.
They sued last week, accusing the state Board of Education of violating West Virginia's open meeting laws. They sought to block the naming of a new superintendent until a hearing is held and wanted Marple temporarily reinstated.
The couple now argues Thursday's board vote was a ceremonial ratification of an illegal act. They also want to argue that's not good enough to cure the violation the board committed.
The board's response to the initial complaint was due by the end of Friday.