Public forum on Aspen school calendar set |

Public forum on Aspen school calendar set

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Aspen School Board is hosting a public communication forum on the school calendar Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Aspen High School seminar room.

The Aspen School Board launched a discussion last fall about potentially changing the school calendar from a traditional September-June model to one that comprises a nine-week on, two-week off schedule with a seven-week summer break, or some variation therein. A standing-room-only public forum on the subject in mid-November drew passionate parents on both sides of the issue.

Wednesday’s meeting is yet another step in the process, which has included board meetings, committee meetings, teacher and staff surveys, and the gathering of public comment. According to an e-mail notice sent by the Board of Education, “The purpose of this Forum is to share comments and information received by the Board since the last Communication Forum regarding calendar, and to provide opportunity for additional comments not previously received.”

Information on what has been discussed thus far can be found at

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