Opinion: Closed-door school board meetings should be recorded

From The Denver Post:  By Alicia Caldwell Denver Post Editorial Writer

Politics can be a strange filter.

That’s really the only explanation for how otherwise rational people at the state Capitol could view a pending good-government bill as some sort of attack on democracy.

I’m talking about a measure that would require local school boards to fully record their closed-door executive sessions, including matters of attorney-client privilege.

This doesn’t mean the material will ever see the light of day. But the conversations are preserved should legitimate legal questions be raised as to whether school board members talked about issues that are supposed to be discussed in public.

It’s called accountability, and last I checked it was one of a handful of high-mileage buzz words routinely tossed around by school board members.

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