Parent accuses Woodland Park school board of breaking state law despite court order

KRDO: A Woodland Park School District (WPSD) parent is calling on a judge to hold the local Board of Education in contempt of court. She’s accusing the district of continuing to violate Colorado Open Meeting Laws despite a court order telling the board to adhere to state law.

Erin O’Connell, the WPSD parent that filed the motion last month, is seeking that a judge orders appropriate relief from the Woodland Park School District’s Board of Education. Five days after a court order directed the board to follow Colorado Open Meeting Laws, O’Connell alleges the agenda for Special Board meeting held on May 4 was purposefully left vague by the Woodland Park Board of Education.

On April 29, 2022, a Southern Colorado judge ordered the Woodland Park School District’s Board of Directors to “comply with open meeting laws” and “clearly, honestly, and forthrightly list all future agenda items,” especially if the agenda item pertains to chartering Merit Academy into the district.

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