Aspen School District

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  A group of parents spoke for nearly an hour during the Aspen School District Board of Education meeting last night. The newly formed Aspen Parent Action Committee demanded that the board address the workplace culture within the district.



Last week, Aspen School District raised teacher salaries by more than 5 percent. The district said this is meant to improve teacher retention and, ultimately, students’ experience in the classroom.

The Aspen School District has announced a new salary structure for teachers that raises pay by more than 5 percent for the upcoming school year.

Courtesy of Theater Masters

Theater Masters and the Aspen Institute are hosting a panel discussion on theater and politics this week. The Aspen Institute and Theater Masters will discuss theater’s role in the current cultural moment.

On Wednesday, the Aspen School District moved up a notch in the Colorado Department of Education's rankings.

Roaring Fork School District

With roughly $220,000 from the state in grant money, the Roaring Fork School District hired three, full-time “prevention specialists” who will teach mostly at middle schools in Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs.

This November, three spots are up for election on the Aspen School District's Board of Education. Reporter Alycin Bektesh talked with all five candidates. 

Candidate Statement:  


Candidate Statement:


As a candidate for the Aspen Board of Education, I am committed to striving for excellence for our school district.

Candidate Statement:


Hello Aspen,

My name is Jonathan Nickell and I am running for the Aspen Board of Education and would like to ask for your support and your vote.

Candidate Statement:

I have humbly and gratefully served our community as an appointed school board member for the last 16 months, and I am super excited about the opportunity to continue my service. There is much more work to be done. If elected to serve another four years, I want to –

Candidate Statement:

The issues below embody my campaign principles ...

Elise Thatcher

The public will have a chance to get to know the candidates for Aspen School Board Wednesday.

A report showing falling test scores in the Aspen School District has brought up concerns regarding local academics.

In the past, the Aspen School District has been top rated on state and national reviews. Along with academics, it’s known for innovative extra curricular programming and high rates of graduates going on to college. But this year, the board of education received a report card of its own that shows some concern coming from community members, staff and parents.

This election season, Pitkin County’s only contested race is for the Aspen School District’s Board of Education.

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The Aspen School District resumed classes last week. Reporter Alycin Bektesh stopped by the office of superintendent John Maloy, who spoke about the stellar-start to the year and the launch of some new programs.

Valley Roundup, Sept. 1, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

My guests this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent speaking via Skype, along with Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, David Cook, co-owner of the Aspen Daily News and Rick Carroll, managing editor of the Aspen Times.




Aspen School District

Three of the five seats on Aspen School District’s board of directors are up for election this fall.

Joan Valentine

Esteemed jazz musician Ron Carter is conducting a residency at the Aspen Middle School this week.