Aspen school tax triumphs, incumbents re-elected

Aspen School District ballot issue 3A asked voters to raise their property taxes to the maximum level allowed by the state of Colorado. The increase, which will deliver an additional $991,000 per year to the district, won by more than a two-to-one margin.

Wi-Fi won’t cost $40,000, but school bus still too pricey for candidate

Multiple times over the past month, school board candidate Lee Mulcahy has claimed the school district was planning to spend $40,000 to equip a school bus with wireless Internet service. School officials are planning to purchase a Wi-Fi-equipped bus, but they say Mulcahy’s numbers are wrong.

Roaring Fork bond proposal has big plans, big price tag

To pay off a $122 million loan, the district is asking voters to raise their property taxes by $55 for every $100,000 of assessed value. Commercial property owners would pay even more: $204 for every $100,000 of value. The increase would be in place for 20 years.

College Fair to take place under a big top

The gym is now closed for repairs, and without it the college fair, set for Oct. 4, cannot fit indoors. So organizers decided to relocate the event to the Aspen Middle School parking lot.

Candidates speak out at Aspen school board forum

All candidates agreed that Aspen can and should find creative ways to address the statewide school-funding gap, but certain candidates also spotlighted morale issues at Aspen High School and underperformance in math and science.

Basalt public schools hope for an upgrade

The Roaring Fork School District’s $122 million proposal includes major work on Basalt Middle School and a long-awaited overhaul of the parking and dropoff area at Basalt Elementary.