Douglas County school board rejects agreement to settle claims that it violated Colorado open meetings law

The Denver Post: The elected board overseeing the Douglas County School District rejected a settlement agreement that would have acknowledged several members violated Colorado’s open meetings law when they discussed replacing the former superintendent.

The board voted 4-3 Monday evening to reject the agreement that would have settled claims made by state Rep. Bob Marshall. The Democratic lawmaker filed a lawsuit last year alleging the four members of the board’s conservative majority violated state statute by holding a series of private one-on-one meetings last year to discuss replacing former Superintendent Corey Wise.

The lawsuit now heads toward trial, which may cost the district $500,000.

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