Woodland Park school board granted summary judgment in contempt of court case

Pikes Peak Courier: On Oct. 7, Teller County District Court Judge Scott Sells granted the Woodland Park School District RE-2 school board’s request for a summary judgment on a contempt of court suit filed by Erin O’Connell, a district parent and business owner who is married to a district teacher. The judgment closed the case.

O’Connell’s suit against the school board was based on an earlier suit she filed in March, accusing the board of violating the Colorado Open Meetings Law at its Jan. 26 meeting by approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Merit Academy Contract School to bring the academy into the district as a charter school under an agenda item labeled “BOARD HOUSEKEEPING.”

That suit said the board violated the open meetings law again on Feb. 9 when it “rubber stamped” the MOU, and again on April 13.

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