CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's Board of Education is ready to talk more about replacing Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent.The board plans to discuss options for filling the position at its monthly meeting that begins today.Meeting topics include conducting a national search and interviewing candidates. But its agenda also allows for the immediate hiring of a new superintendent.
Another topic is the legal challenge alleging the board violated the state's open meetings law when it voted to fire Marple last month.
The parents who filed that Supreme Court case allege Marple was fired because she objected to the awarding of certain contracts at the Department of Education. Board President Wade Linger announced Tuesday that he's seeking an independent review of contracts in the wake of that allegation.