Necessary actions include allowing at least three business days' notice of the meeting and including a description of the matters being reconsidered, allowing the matter to be open for free and full discussion, and maintaining an audio recording of the meeting as a public record for at least six months.
"What this does is provide guidance to public bodies who believe they may not have complied with the act and offers steps they may take to try to cure any defects," Kirk said.
Linger released a statement late Tuesday afternoon announcing plans to revisit the Marple vote.
"I have been advised by counsel that there may be concerns over the Open Meetings Act, and we want to be responsive," Linger said. "As we move forward with significant education reform, it is paramount that the public voice continues to be heard."
Education leaders have expressed outrage over Marple's termination and concerns about a thorough search for her replacement not being conducted. The West Virginia Education Association held a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening, where more than 100 people showed up to show their support of Marple.
Linger had said he wanted to recommend Phares to replace Marple at a meeting Wednesday, but on Monday, delayed the recommendation in order to address the governor's education audit -- the original purpose of the meeting.
Phares told the Gazette last week he planned to resign from his Randolph County position on Monday and accept the position on Wednesday, though he has not yet announced his resignation.
"I remain committed to my actions and recommendations regarding a new direction for education in our state but believe it is important to address this concern. As I have previously stated, the focus of this Wednesday's meeting should be solely on the audit without distraction," Linger said in Tuesday's statement.
The meeting to reconsider the Marple vote will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29 in Building 6 of the Capitol Complex, Room 353.
Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4814.