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Sunshine Week panel on school board transparency
March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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?
The live on CFOIC’s Facebook page.
Moderator: 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.
See CFOIC’s Twitter feed for reminders and updates about the panel.