Former WV Schools Superintendent Sues - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Former WV Schools Superintendent Sues

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Database aids area fight against meth

    Database aids area fight against meth

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Law enforcement officials gathered in Bluefield Tuesday to learn more about a national database used to fight meth crime.They're talking about NPLEx...More >>
  • Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Three-judge panel denies request to remove magistrate

    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
    Welch, W. Va. (WVVA) - The petition to remove McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox has been denied...More >>
  • Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    Rockefeller calls for improvements to Black Lung claims process

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following remarks as prepared for the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety’s hearing titled...More >>

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A longtime West Virginia educator has filed the lawsuit she threatened over her firing as state schools superintendent.

Jorea Marple sued the state Board of Education on Friday in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Marple alleges she was denied due process when she was abruptly fired during a November board meeting. The lawsuit also says the dismissal's handling has wrongly damaged her reputation.

Following the firing, the board referred to lagging student performance and a desire to head in a new direction with new leadership. But the board also said it was not assigning blame for the state's poor education rankings.

Two board members, Priscilla Haden and Jenny Phillips, resigned to protest Marple's firing. The state Supreme Court earlier rejected a petition filed by two school parents seeking to undo her dismissal.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.