Five people are vying for two open seats on the Aspen School District’s Board of Education. Issues being discussed this campaign season include district funding, teacher housing and school culture. All of the candidates support ballot question 3A, which seeks school funding through property taxes.
Candidate and incumbent Sandra Peirce says she'd like to continue the financial work she’s already done on the board. She's had two kids move through the district. She'd like to improve the math program and has an interest in looking at the "community of culture" at the schools. She spoke to Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.
Voters are choosing two candidates instead of three because of a clerical error. The two candidates with the most votes in the November election will receive a four-year term. The new board will then appoint a third open position to a two-year term.