Douglas County school board majority disputes claim they violated open meetings law

Colorado Community Media: A new court filing from attorneys for the Douglas County School Board argues that directors didn’t ask former superintendent Corey Wise to resign and maintains one-on-one conversations do not violate the Colorado Open Meetings Law.

An Aug. 8 response to a request for a judge’s permanent ruling in favor of plaintiff Robert Marshall continues to assert that board directors Mike Peterson, Becky Myers, Christy Williams and Kaylee Winegar did not behave illegally.

Marshall sued the four directors following the firing of Wise, alleging the decision to terminate Wise took place outside of public meetings. In a preliminary injunction, Douglas County Judge Jeffrey Holmes found the director’s one-on-one meetings with Wise and each other did break the state’s open meetings law and ordered the board to abide by rules doing public business in a public setting. 

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