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Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Request

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) are laws that allow public access to many government records including school district records. Records that cannot be accessed include:  

  • Student Records: The confidentiality rules and release procedures of academic records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not subject to disclosure under CORA.  To obtain student records, refer to the district’s Student Records & Transcripts webpage

  • Employee Personnel Files: CORA prohibits public school districts from releasing parts of employee personnel files including, but not limited to: home addresses, telephone numbers, financial information, certain employee evaluation reports, letters of reference, and other information maintained because of the employer-employee relationship.

Before Submitting a Request, Review this Information:

  • Financial records: If you are looking for financial records, they may be contained on the Financial Transparency page. Consider searching these pages before submitting your request.
  • District and Board policies: If you are looking for policies, consider using the searchable database on BoardDocs.
  • Board of Education meeting materials:  if you are looking for Board of Education meeting materials, consider using the searchable database on BoardDocs.
  • Inspection of records: If the requester wishes to inspect the records responsive to the request in advance of receiving copies, the inspection will be by appointment during normal business hours.  A district representative will supervise the requester during the inspection period.

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Phone: 303-982-6544

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Golden, CO, 80401