Lawsuit filed over Douglas County’s firing of superintendent

Colorado Public Radio: A Highlands Ranch resident has filed a lawsuit against four members of the school district’s board, alleging they broke Colorado’s open meetings law during discussions that led up to the termination of the superintendent. 

The lawsuit was filed in Douglas County district court Friday in an unsuccessful attempt to halt an emergency board meeting that afternoon. That meeting resulted in the board firing Superintendent Corey Wise, who has worked for the school district for 26 years, in a 4 to 3 vote.

The drama over the decision to remove Wise has captured the attention of thousands of residents in the deeply divided district, and beyond. Schools were closed Thursday due to a widespread teacher walkout, and a student protest is planned Monday.

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