Sunshine Week Panel on School Board Transparency

Join the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, in person at the Denver Press Club or live on Facebook, for a Sunshine Week panel that explores the recent trend among some school boards in Colorado to disregard or evade the Colorado Open Meetings Law by discussing public business — including the replacement of district superintendents — outside of public view. Why is this happening and what can be done about it?

Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., and live on CFOIC’s Facebook page.

Jeremy Jojola, 9NEWS investigative reporter

Robert Marshall, an attorney and Highlands Ranch resident. Marshall is the plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges four members of the Douglas County school board met in secret and collectively decided to replace the district superintendent in violation of the open meetings law.
Kendra Carberry, an attorney who represents numerous local governments in Colorado and advises them on Sunshine Law compliance.
Yesenia Robles, a Chalkbeat Colorado reporter who covers Denver’s suburban school districts.
Kala Parkinson, a Cortez Journal reporter who covers the Montezuma-Cortez school district. The superintendent recently was placed on leave — with no decision made at a public board meeting — and then resigned.

Sunshine Week, March 13-19, is annual nationwide celebration of the laws that guarantee access to public information and proceedings.

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