Denver Gazette, news outlets file lawsuit against Denver Public Schools over executive session

The Denver Gazette: A media coalition that includes The Denver Gazette and Colorado Politics filed a lawsuit against Denver Public Schools, alleging the school district violated Colorado’s open meetings laws when the board held a March executive session to discuss the return of school resource officers. 

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Denver District Court, includes the Denver Post, Chalkbeat Colorado, KDVR Fox31, KUSA 9News, Colorado Newsline and the Nexstar Media Group Inc. The lawsuit names as defendant Stacy Wheeler in her official capacity as the district’s records custodian.

The media coalition is seeking access to the recording and meeting minutes from a five-hour long closed-door meeting the DPS board held on March 23. The media outlets sought the records from DPS, which denied them. 

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