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President of the West Virginia Education Association, Dale Lee had comments Wednesday related to the W.Va. Board of Education decision to accept an audit report filed last January by the Public Service Commission.

Lee's comments come on the heels of Tuesday's vigil in Charleston, where WVEA members showed their support for recently dismissed Superintendent Jorea Marple.

Lee said when it comes to the audit, Marple, or any aspect of the education system, transparency is key.

"I think they recognize that they need to have that transparency, they need to sit down with the groups, the different groups, the teacher's organizations, and decide what reform needs to happen by listening to the experts, the classroom teachers and the support professionals from across the state who work with the kids everyday," said Lee.

Lee also added that he's looking forward to the end result of the next board meeting.

That meeting on November 29th will address the steps that were taken to decide to dismiss Dr. Marple. 

Wednesday, a petition was filed with the state Supreme Court to temporarily block the Board from naming a new Superintendent until a hearing is held.

It's also asking for Marple to be reinstated.

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