Two West Virginia Board of Education members have fulfilled their vows to resign over the firing of the state schools superintendent.
Jenny Phillips and Priscilla Haden sent their letter of resignation Thursday to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Both members said they would resign after the state BOE voted last month to fire current schools superintendent Jorea Marple.
Other board members believed it was time for a change in direction.
In her letter, Phillips wrote that the board’s actions displayed a lack of caring or consideration and she called the firing an illegal action. Haden mentioned how she disliked the board’s decision.
Haden’s term was set to expire next year while Phillips’ term ended in 2016.
There currently is a pending court challenge that alleges the board violated the state open meetings law in firing Marple.