When: Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W 6th Ave, Golden
The event is free, but please RSVP by September 25 at http://coloradofoic.org/upcoming-events/
Transparency is more than a buzzword in some Colorado school districts. It’s a problem, according to many parents and educators.
As political battles rage in certain districts, some board members have been accused of conducting the public’s business in secret. Meanwhile, many constituents complain that their concerns aren’t being heard.
Statewide, there are calls for more transparency in how education dollars are spent and more accuracy in the reporting of incidents of school violence. In November, Colorado voters will be asked to open school district labor negotiations to public scrutiny.
To help you navigate these issues and others, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado are teaming up to present a panel discussion Monday evening, Sept. 29: “Transparency 101: How to exercise your rights to information and open meetings in your school district.” Learn more about how Colorado’s Open Records Act and Open Meetings Law can help you better understand how education policies are made and implemented.
The panel will feature Chalkbeat education reporter Nic Garcia, Evergreen Newspapers Editor Doug Bell, First Amendment attorney Ashley Kissinger and former Denver school board member Theresa Peña. Nelson Garcia, education reporter for 9NEWS, will moderate the discussion.