Lawsuit against Douglas County School Board is unique

Colorado Community Media: Colorado courts appear to be silent on the legality of meetings often called “serial meetings, “walking quorums” or “daisy-chain meetings” and whether they violate the state’s open meeting laws.

A lawsuit against the Douglas County Board of Education seeks to get an answer.

On Feb. 4, roughly an hour before a hurriedly called special meeting of the Douglas County School Board, Highlands Ranch resident Robert Marshall filed a lawsuit against the board and its conservative majority members — Mike Peterson, Becky Myers, Christy Williams and Kaylee Winegar.

He is alleging the four directors talked in private, one-on-one meetings to reach a consensus about removing former Superintendent Corey Wise. Marshall’s suit is asking a judge to declare the directors violated open meeting laws, also called Sunshine Laws, in the process.

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