Editorial: Denver’s Denver’s school board shuts us out

The Denver Gazette: Just when you thought Denver’s hapless, rudderless and feckless school board had run out of ways to display its ineptitude, it found another. It broke the law.

As reported by The Gazette last week, the Denver Public Schools board made a key policy decision — to return police to Denver schools — during a closed-door session that shut out the press and public. The five-hour-long, marathon meeting was held a day after a March 22 shooting at Denver’s East High School had seriously wounded two school administrators.

“It is a clear-cut violation of the open meetings law,” Steve Zansberg, a First Amendment attorney in Denver and president of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, told The Gazette’s news team.

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