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Last week, Aspen School District announced David Baugh as the new superintendent. He will transition to the Roaring Fork Valley from Pennsylvania this summer; he currently serves as the superintendent for the Centennial School District. 

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The Aspen School District's Board of Education announced Tuesday its next superintendent will be David Baugh. He will move to the Roaring Fork Valley in the coming months from Conshohocken, PA where he was Centennial School District's superintendent.

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Aspen School District's Board of Education announced four finalists for the district's new superintendent. The board initially interviewed 24 candidates and now the finalists will head into the final-round interviews on Tuesday, March 3. 

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The Aspen School District is currently searching for its next superintendent, and the Board of Education has made community outreach a priority in the process. 

Consulting company Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates worked with the district to create a leadership profile outlining what the community would like to see in the next superintendent. 

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As Aspen School District looks for a new district superintendent, it is encouraging community members to help with the process. 

The district is working to create an advisory group made up of students, parents, staff and other valley residents. Board of Education President Susan Marolt says the group will sit in on final-round interviews and give input to help inform the board’s decision. 

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Six candidates are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Aspen Media held the third and final forum of the week Thursday night. Much of the conversation focused on teachers and how they are paid, and the district’s culture and climate. 

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.

Valley Roundup: Nov. 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

This week, the votes are in. The Aspen School District Board of Education gets a new member, tax questions supporting Colorado Mountain College and Garfield County historical societies are shot down by voters, but taxes on tobacco and pot to help fund public health initiatives pass.

Elise Thatcher

Tuesday is Election Day. With no statewide measures, turnout is expected to be lower than the last few years.

Board of Education Chats: Margeaux Johansson

Oct 17, 2017

Candidate Statement:  

TBD

Board of Education Chats: Susan Marolt

Oct 17, 2017

Candidate Statement:

 

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

Board of Education Chats: Jonathan Nickell

Oct 17, 2017

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.

Board of Education Chats: Dwayne Romero

Oct 17, 2017

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 –

Board of Education Chats: Susan Zimet

Oct 17, 2017

Candidate Statement:

The issues below embody my campaign principles ...

Aspen School Board candidates to debate Wednesday

Oct 10, 2017
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.

The Reporter Two-Way: Board of Education Elections

Sep 7, 2017

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

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

Valley Roundup Morning Edition

Mar 25, 2016

  A community debate has begun in Aspen about the appropriateness of allowing naming rights for donors who help pay for school buildings and programs. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason in the studio to discuss that are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt, Aspen Daily News columnist Wendle Whiting and by phone, Glenwood Post Independent editor Randy Essex.

You can hear more of the conversation this afternoon at 3:30 right here on Aspen Public Radio, or log onto aspenpublicradio dot org.

 

Elise Thatcher

Students in the Roaring Fork Valley can take a test this April that’s called the ACT.

Colorado’s Department of Education confirmed that on Monday, after weeks of confusion.

Mary Houchin

Five people are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Issues being discussed this campaign season include district funding, teacher housing and school culture. All of the candidates support ballot question 3A, which seeks school funding through property taxes.

Marci Krivonen

Five people are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Issues being discussed this campaign season include district funding, teacher housing and school culture. All of the candidates support ballot question 3A, which seeks school funding through property taxes.

Marci Krivonen

Five people are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Issues being discussed this campaign season include district funding and school culture. All of the candidates support ballot question 3A, which seeks school funding through property taxes.

Mountain Edition - October 22nd, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine

Cross Currents - 2015 Ballot Questions

Oct 14, 2015

Dusty Diaz, campaign manager for Yes on 3A and Aspen School District Board Member Sheila Wills on the proposed mill levy override on this year's ballot.

Aspen School Board Takes Neutral Stance on Amendment 66

Sep 24, 2013
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The Aspen School Board yesterday, decided against taking a formal stance on Amendment 66. It's a school finance reform measure voters will see on the November ballot.