Open Records Requests
The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is a series of laws
designed to allow the public access to the records of government agencies at
all levels in Colorado, including schools districts. Most records are public
and open for inspection. Two important exceptions are student records and
personnel files. To learn more about CORA, please view the Colorado Attorney General's FAQ.
All open records requests should be submitted directly to
Communication Services. Attorney requests should be made to Sonja McKenzie, General Counsel. There is no requirement for any special format for the
request. We ask that you submit the request in writing via email or postal
mail. Please be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking
to help ensure that we are able to respond to your request accurately and in
the time required by law.
The information you are seeking may be available on our
website. If you are looking for financial records, please visit our Financial Transparency and Budget pages before submitting your request.
Please click here to view all student, school and staff
If you are looking for district and school accountability
information, please visit our Assessments of Learning page for links to the following:
•PARCC (formerlyTCAP and CSAP) results by grade level for each school
and for the district
•Percent of classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
•The number and percent of students taking advanced
•Number of students taking college courses under the Post
•Graduation rates and dropout rates
•Results of the 11th grade college entrance exam (ACT) for
the district as a whole, and compared to the state average
The Open Records Act only makes public written information that already exists within the government. It does not require an agency or other government organization involved to create new records to respond to a request. It also does not require the government to manipulate or analyze information it might have in a new way to respond to a request.
There may be a fee associated with fulfilling requests for a
large number of records to cover the costs of redaction of confidential
information, or for requests involving extensive digital or electronic data, of
up to $30 per hour of staff time, .25 cents per paper copy and .50 cents per
CD. You will be notified in advance of any fees, and payment must be received in
Email requests to: Tustin Amole, Director of Communications,
Cherry Creek School District at email@example.com.
Attorney requests should be made to Sonja McKenzie, General
Counsel, Cherry Creek School District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail requests to: Communication Services, ESC, 4700 S.
Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Requests that are not received by Communication Services or the Office of General Counsel may not be considered as received by the Cherry Creek School District.
Mail requests to: Communication Services, ESC, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
If you have any questions regarding open records, please call us at 720 554-4475.