Aspen School District hosting 2 public forums on climate, culture this week

Staff reports
Aspen High School file photo.
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Two community focus groups regarding the climate and culture of the staff at Aspen School District will be held this week.

The one-hour discussions are set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aspen High School seminar room and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pitkin County Library community room.

The forums, which are open to the public, are being held by the Aspen School District Board of Education and the Denver consulting firm Wilson Foxen.

“The goal of the community focus groups is to improve transparency and understanding by communicating the scope, status and time lines of the climate and culture study,” according to a statement from the Aspen School District. “It will also provide opportunities for individuals who are not part of the ASD workforce to offer input and perspective related to the current climate and culture study.”

Those who can’t attend the meetings but would like to have input can email the Board of Education at