The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is a tool for the public to request public documents. Under the law, public institutions—including charter schools—must make their public records open for inspection by any person within a reasonable time, with some exceptions.
During the 2023 legislative session, Senate Bill 23-286 was signed into law, making some revisions to CORA. The revisions will impact school policies and practices related to open records requests. An advisory bulletin and sample policy are provided below.