Gottlieb: Denver Public Schools’ growing lack of transparency is troubling

Boardhawk: June is often the beginning of a quiet period for Denver Public Schools, with school out until August, and educators heading out for much-deserved recharging time.

But in the current world of DPS, there is no downtime, and last month was no exception. I was gone for a spell, and came back to some significant developments, a couple of which again demonstrate that the district continues to move away from transparency.

First, Denver District Court Judge Andrew Luxen sided with a consortium of media organizations that sued the district, ruled that the DPS board did, in fact, violate the state’s open meetings law by holding a five-hour executive session the day after the March shootings at East High School. After reviewing a recording of the meeting, Luxen ordered the district to release the recording to the public on June 26.

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