Wellness Benefit Program (Information from the CBA between ASD and AEA)
15.1 The Aspen School District (ASD) Wellness program allows staff the flexibility to choose from among a
variety of taxable benefits to best meet their particular wellness needs. In keeping with the District’s commitment
to sustainability and wellness, the District may offer additional wellness and sustainability incentives for those
employees who bicycle, walk, take public transportation, and/or utilize methods of transportation to and from
work other than operating a motor vehicle. In the spirit of this desire to reduce our carbon footprint, the District
also commits to providing a staff bus on a daily basis running from Carbondale to campus. The District will make
every effort to maximize participation.
15.1.1 Twelve Month Maximum Benefit: (Year: August - July) is equal to $600 per eligible employee. If
the employee opts for a discounted ski pass under the District Ski Pass Program, the maximum benefit
will be applied to the ski pass, and the employee will not be eligible to participate in the Wellness
15.1.2 Eligible employees with an employment date after September 1st are eligible for a pro-rated
maximum benefit, based on date of employment. Eligibility begins on the first of the month following the
date of hire. For example, if a person is hired January 12, they become eligible on February 1st, and their
maximum ASD Wellness amount for that year is 6/12, or one-half of the annual program benefit.