Question 3A, which asks to continue a property tax to fund Aspen schools, is winning thus far with initial results in in Pitkin County.
The ballot measure so far is 66 percent for and 33 percent against. The $991,000 mill-levy override will help the district close the $1 million budget shortfall it faces for the next school year. It’s estimated the district will have to close a $4 million gap during the next five years.
John Maloy, superintendent of schools, says that the tax is critical for the school district.