Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will assist the state Board of Education in its search for a new superintendent, as Daily Mail education reporter Shay Maunz reports:
At Wednesday’s meeting, Morrisey described the relationship as “a collaboration.”
“The key part of our office is to just help you with the legal issues so it allows you to focus on the substantive point of who should be the next superintendent,” he said.
Potential potholes include issues related to setting up public bidding policies, he said, as well as finding a balance between confidentiality issues and open meetings laws.
The board is still in the midst of legal action over the firing of its last superintendent, Jorea Marple…who is the wife of former Attorney General Darrell McGraw.
Morrisey also is continuing his investigation of state abortion providers, requesting public comments on the matter through his website. He said he wants to “rise above the name calling and attacks and make this a thoughtful, civil process that focuses on the law and the facts.”
Having a fair amount of experience with public comments on this blog, the Daily Mail homepage, Twitter and Facebook…I’m not sure asking for public comments is a good way to “rise above name calling.” You should read the Vent Lines we don’t run in the newspaper.
In other news…
- West Virginia University has announced a 12-year media rights deal with IMG College.
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller‘s office in Beckley received a suspicious package on Thursday.
- McGraw and Marple’s former home, which has been up for sale since January, could soon have new owner: Charleston lobbying firm Compensation Strategies.
- In case you missed it yesterday, a judge ordered the Harriet B. Jones Treatment Center in Salem be closed. Among other things, the center was housing adult sex offenders alongside juveniles.
- The Boy Scouts are coming! The Boy Scouts are coming! Read Candace Nelson’s story about the coming neckerchief invasion.