The Douglas County School Board has called a special meeting to discuss whether the board president alone should oversee the district's future response to a lawsuit alleging board members broken open meeting laws.
The March 11 meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Directors will consider a resolution that gives board President Mike Peterson the power to direct DCSD's strategy and response to the lawsuit, including a potential appeals process.
Douglas County resident Robert Marshall sued the district on Feb. 4 alleging board majority members Peterson, Becky Myers, Christy Williams and Kaylee Winegar held backdoor "serial meetings" to plan the removal of former Superintendent Corey Wise. Wise was fired Feb. 4 without cause in a 4-3 decision.
The resolution set for consideration on March 11 would appoint Peterson "as sole delegatee from the board, to whom the board delegates the responsibility, for the board as a whole, to approve strategic recommendations in the context of the litigaton and for its complete duration, including resolution of appellate proceedings, if any."
Reporter Elliott Wenzler contributed to this report.
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