This Colorado attorney has filed dozens of lawsuits to ensure school boards follow the law when they discuss matters in secret

The Denver Post: Last year, when Denver’s school board was on the cusp of hiring a new superintendent, its directors moved part of a public meeting into executive session so they could discuss which of the three finalists for the job should lead Colorado’s largest school district.

But roughly five hours away in the small mountain town of Pagosa Springs, someone was keeping watch — an attorney.

Matt Roane scoured the agenda, minutes and a recording of the public portion of the May 2021 meeting for more information about what Denver Public Schools’ board discussed behind closed doors. With his search unsuccessful, Roane submitted a public records request for a copy of the recording of the closed session.

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