Judge Jeffrey Holmes rules against members of Douglas County School Board for a second time

Colorado Community Media: A Douglas County judge ruled four school board members violated Colorado Open Meetings Law when they had a series of one-on-one conversations about terminating former Superintendent Corey Wise.

While Douglas County District Court Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled against the majority of school board members for a second time, he still declined to issue a permanent injunction.

In a ruling issued June 16, Holmes reaffirmed that Douglas County Board President Mike Peterson and board members Christy Williams, Becky Myers, and Kaylee Winegar broke open meetings law by discussing firing Wise in non-public conversations last year.

Rep. Bob Marshall, D-Highlands Ranch, filed a lawsuit against the district in February 2022, with his attorney, Steve Zansberg, arguing that firing a superintendent is a public business subject to open meetings law. 

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