The board is slated to discuss a litany of items related to the superintendent's position.
First, board members will consider the "process and procedure" for hiring a superintendent. That discussion will include specifics for a national search, "nominations from the floor," and other options that might be suggested by board members.
Next, they will look at shifting Heinlein back to his position as deputy superintendent and interviewing nominees. The agenda includes a vote to hire a new superintendent and administering the oath of office.
The agenda states the board could go behind closed doors to interview candidates and discuss options. Actually, it includes four items for which the board could enter executive session.
Discussion of a lawsuit filed with the state Supreme Court is one of them. Mountain State Justice, on behalf of the parents of a Boone County student, is claiming the board knowingly violated the Open Meetings Act when it fired Marple the first time. The board recently filed a response stating it denies the claims but remedied any issue with the meeting when it fired Marple the second time.
The board also will outline its priorities in regard to its response an audit of the state education system.
The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Lincoln County High School in Hamlin. The state department intervened in Lincoln County in 2000 but is slated to vote to return complete control to the local board during Wednesday's meeting.
The meeting will continue Thursday if there isn't time to address everything Wednesday.