Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8 study session. A judge postponed the trial for allegations that Douglas County School board members Peterson, Becky Myers, Christy Williams and Kaylee Winegar violated Colorado Open Meetings Law. (Jessica Gibbs, Colorado Community Media)

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The trial to determine whether Douglas County school board members violated Colorado’s open meetings law has been postponed. 

Originally scheduled for a three-day trial starting Jan. 30, Douglas County District Court Judge Jeffrey Holmes postponed the trial on Tuesday. Holmes’ motion did not set a new trial date.

A lawsuit brought by state Rep.-Elect Bob Marshall, a Democrat, accuses Douglas County school board members Mike Peterson, Christy Williams, Becky Myers and Kaylee Winegar of breaking open meeting requirements by discussing the firing of former superintendent Corey Wise in one-on-one conversations

In a preliminary order issued in March, Holmes found the board members’ serial meetings had violated the law and ordered the members to conduct all public business in public meetings and follow open meetings law.