School superintendent refuses to release documents


The evaluation tool for the superintendent of the Archuleta School District was one of three major discussion items on the agenda at the Board of Education’s annual strategic planning retreat, held last month at board president Greg Schick’s private residence.

Near the end of the conversation on this particular topic, which lasted more than an hour, board member Bruce Dryburgh commented, “I think we’ve made great progress in meetings and getting agendas out seven days in advance, but I still think we should change our standard as to what we post.”

Dryburgh was referring to the supporting materials that accompany the agendas for each board meeting. His argument was that the board needed to be more open and transparent, not just posting the documents it was legally required to reveal according to Colorado’s open records act, but also any document the public might have an interest in, unless the law specifically required it be kept confidential, such as in a student or personnel matter.

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