Audio captured Douglas County school board members giving ultimatum to former superintendent: ‘We don’t want to make this super-public’

The Denver Post: The president and vice president of Douglas County’s school board told former superintendent Corey Wise that if he did not resign within a matter of days, the board’s newly-elected members would fire him for cause, according to an audio recording of the Jan. 28 meeting.

The audio was filed in district court Wednesday as part of the lawsuit Highlands Ranch resident Robert Marshall filed against the Board of Education, alleging the four majority members on the school board decided to replace Wise after holding a series of private one-on-one discussions that violated the state’s open records law. Mike Peterson and Christy Williams “communicated that decision” to Wise during the January meeting, the latest documents filed in the case allege.

“We don’t want to make this horrible, we don’t want to make this super public but we are prepared to do that if that’s the direction in which it has to go,” said  Williams, vice president of the board, can be heard telling Wise in the recording.

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