Judge: Denver school board must release recording of closed door meeting

Chalkbeat Colorado: Denver Public Schools must release a recording of a five-hour closed-door meeting at which the school board discussed returning police officers to schools, a judge ruled Friday.

The meeting occurred on March 23, one day after a student shot and injured two deans inside East High School before fleeing and later taking his own life. After the meeting concluded, the school board voted unanimously to suspend its policy banning police officers in schools. Board members did not discuss the issue in public.

Chalkbeat and six other media organizations sued Denver Public Schools for the recording of the closed meeting, arguing that the topics of the executive session were not properly noticed and that the school board may have made a decision in private that was merely rubber-stamped by the public vote. 

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