Application deadline for Aspen board of education opening is Monday

Erica Robbie
The Aspen Times

Today at 3 p.m. is the deadline to apply for the vacant seat on the Aspen Board of Education.

As of Friday afternoon, the Aspen School District had received nine applications for the position, according to Angela Rittenhouse, secretary to the Board of Education.

Rittenhouse said this number is “very high” compared with previous application cycles for board openings.

The Board of Education will reveal the names of all applicants during its 4 p.m. board meeting today, school board President Susan Marolt said Saturday.

The position opened April 25 following school board Treasurer Bob Glah’s midterm resignation.

On April 27, the district sent an email notice soliciting letters of interest and resumes from interested community members.

According to the school board’s vacancy policy that was adopted in February, all vacancies must be filled within 60 days of any formal resignation.

Qualified individuals must be residents of the Aspen School District, be registered voters for at least 12 consecutive months and be 18 or older on the date of the appointment, according to the policy.

School board members will review all resumes and letters of interest and select preliminary candidates for interviews Tuesday and Wednesday.

The top two or three finalists will then interview before the school board during a June 2 board meeting, Rittenhouse said.

To apply for the Aspen board opening, submit a letter of interest and resume to Rittenhouse at by 3 p.m. today.

For more information, contact Rittenhouse at 970-925-3760, ext. 4007.