Gottlieb: Unpopular DPS board further walls itself off from the public

Boardhawk: It is sadly predictable that in the same week a bipartisan poll of likely voters showed widespread disaffection with the Denver school board, that same board decided to severely curtail the public’s one monthly opportunity to provide it with in-person feedback.

Without a vote, the board announced last week that its monthly public comment sessions would, for the time being, be limited to two hours. Until now, public comment has lasted as long as it took to allow every person who signed up to have their say. 

Board members are going to draft a policy over the next undefined period of time to set permanent limits. But it seems unlikely at best that whatever policy emerges will return to giving the public as much time as it needs to plead various cases before this imperious board.

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