ESD 112 hosted an OSPI Candidates Forum April 12 to hear from the four candidates running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Candidates Robin Fleming, Erin Jones, Chris Reykdal snd Larry Seaquest each answered a series of questions posed by the region’s school leaders. Questions reflected current education issues. ESD Superintendents said the forum provided real insight into the complex issues facing education today. “I was impressed at the level of depth and passion exhibited by each of the candidates and they answered some tough questions,” he said.

About 50 school and ESD leaders, school board members and citizens attended the forum. La Center School District Superintendent Mark Mansell moderated the forum.