Aspen may tax for teacher housing |

Aspen may tax for teacher housing

Katie Redding
Aspen Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado

ASPEN, Colorado ” The Aspen School District might ask voters to authorize $25 million in debt to build more affordable housing for their teachers.

The school district has 22 housing units, which no longer meets its teachers’ needs. At a recent school board meeting meeting, Superintendent Diana Sirko said she recently received three calls and two e-mails from teachers who needed housing for the following year.

In August, she said, she often finds herself scrambling to replace teachers who couldn’t find housing. And every spring, teachers leave the district because of the cost of housing.

Bonds would be sold to pay for the debt, and the repayment cost to the district would be no more than $44 million.

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