Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of Information
The Board is a public servant, and its meetings and records shall be matters of public information, subject to such restrictions as are set by federal law or regulation, by state statute or by pertinent court rulings.
The official minutes of the Board, its written policies and its financial records shall be open for inspection at the office of the superintendent by any citizen desiring to examine them during hours when the office of the superintendent is open. However, no records shall be released for inspection by the public or any unauthorized persons–either by the superintendent or any other person designated as custodian for school district records–if such disclosure would be contrary to the public interest as described in state law or otherwise prohibited by law. The district’s financial information shall be posted online in accordance with the Public School Financial Transparency Act.
The Board wishes to support the right of the people to know about the programs and services of their schools and shall make reasonable efforts to disseminate information. Each principal is authorized to use all means available to keep parents/guardians and others of that particular school’s community informed about the school's program and activities.
The district may charge reasonable fees for furnishing copies of such public records in accordance with the accompanying regulations.
Adoption date: Sept. 22, 2014
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-9-109 (exemption from public inspection)
C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(c) (documents available for public inspection)
C.R.S. 22-44-301 et seq. (Public School Financial Transparency Act)
C.R.S. 24-72-201 et seq. (access to public records)
CROSS REFS.: BEDA, Notification of School Board Meetings
DAB*, Financial Administration
EGAEA, Electronic Communication
GBJ, Personnel Records and Files
JRA/JRC, Student Records/Release of Information on Students