Aspen High School, pictured on a snowy day this winter. The board of education will hear the Climate and Culture study results on April 2 in the high school seminar room.


The Aspen School District board of education members will hear findings of its commissioned Climate and Culture Study on Tuesday, April 2, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of Aspen High School.

“Reaching out to our families and community members for their input with regard to their interactions has been helpful to us as we work with our consultant Liz Wilson, of Wilson Foxen, on our District Climate and Culture Study,” the school district said recently in a press release.

Following a review of the report’s recommendations, the board will start a discussion and determination of “next steps.”

“We look forward to sharing the results with you and to future communication as we review the recommendations and implement positive changes in our district,” according to the statement.

The survey is the result of a parent-led outcry that started before the 2018-19 school year. The unresolved issues rose to the forefront through a parent action committee that formed to decry poor leadership over the handling of a matter involving district human resources director Elizabeth Hodges.

She resigned without severance pay in January. In late October, the school board declined to renew Superintendent John Maloy’s rolling three-year contract beyond June 30, 2021.

Between $10,000 and $12,000, plus travel expenses, were originally budgeted for this phase of the study.