Miller: Summit school board has a transparency problem

Summit Daily News: If you’re wondering why the superintendent’s contract wasn’t renewed, why the board approved a $100,000 severance package, why the Frisco principal was let go, why the transportation director was fired or why the school board did an about-face on administrator contracts, you’re not alone.

We can request public documents, but when tight-lipped school board members offer no insight, readers are often left with more questions than answers.

The school board president is the only board member who is permitted to speak with the media, which goes against standard practice for other elected positions, including town council members and county commissioners. When asked about the rule, Summit School District spokesperson Mikki Grebetz sent a copy of the policy, which she said is standard for school boards across the state:

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