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An interview with Aspen school board candidate Sheila Wills

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Marci Krivonen
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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 Sheila Wills is a former teacher turned real estate investor. She says she wants to keep her seat, in part, to continue work the board already started on finding funding for the cash-strapped district. The board came up with a three-pronged approach that includes renewal of an Aspen sales tax, help from Snowmass Village and the property tax question - “3A” - on the November ballot. None are guarantees. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Wills.

 

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.