Douglas County school board weighs appealing judge’s order prohibiting one-on-one meetings, citing precedent

The Denver Post: The deeply divided school board overseeing Douglas County School District spent Friday morning arguing whether to appeal a judge’s preliminary injunction prohibiting directors from having one-on-one meetings to privately discuss district business.

Ultimately, after more than an hour of discussion, the Board of Education decided to table the decision until their regular board meeting on March 22. But the stakes of the decision to appeal the injunction, and the overall case, were made clear by board president Mike Peterson, who said he was “concerned about the precedent being set.”

“I think it is in the interest of not only this board, but multiple (public) boards, to get clarification on what this ruling actually means from the judge,” he said during the special meeting.

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