Poudre school district says email retention policy follows state law

From The Coloradoan (Fort Collins):  Poudre School District on Thursday said its open records policy complies with Colorado law but “sometimes employees do not follow” policies set out by the administration.

In 2010, a top administrator told employees to destroy emails sought by the family of a special needs child. A records request by the family recently made public emails that PSD has since called “unprofessional.”

The court case surrounding the district’s deletion of emails prompted questions about how open PSD is being with student records and email communication.

“Transparency’s really important to us,” Superintendent Sandra Smyser told the Coloradoan on Thursday.

She later added, “But every organization has the ability to determine how long are they going to keep things. Everything doesn’t have to be kept forever.”

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