Denver Public Schools seeks another delay on court order to release private meeting recording

Colorado Newsline: Denver Public Schools has again requested that a judge delay the release of a recording of a school board meeting where Board of Education members privately discussed changes to district safety policies. 

In a lawsuit against DPS from a coalition of media outlets seeking access to the recording, a Denver District Court judge ruled that the school district must release the recording by noon July 11 and denied its request for a delay. DPS appealed this decision and asked the Colorado Court of Appeals to delay the release until the appeals process is complete, which could take months to years. 

Colorado Newsline and five other Colorado news outlets filed a lawsuit seeking the release of the recording of the private meeting, arguing the board violated the Colorado Open Meetings Law. The DPS Board of Education met on March 23 and, with no public discussion, after meeting in private during a so-called executive session for five hours, unanimously adopted a new policy temporarily bringing armed police officers back to the district.

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