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5 minutes with Spokane school board candidates Daryl Geffken and Melissa Bedford

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Melissa Bedford and Daryl Geffken are running for an open seat on the Spokane school board.

Bedford is an assistant professor of education at Eastern Washington University and a former public school teacher. Geffken is a financial planner who has a varied educational-based background.

Here are excerpts from our recent interviews with the candidates.

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Daryl Geffken talks about why he's running for school board.

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Daryl Geffken evaluates the Spokane School District.

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Daryl Geffken talks about "equity" and how the school district should approach it.

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Daryl Geffken evaluates how the Spokane School District has handled the Covid pandemic.

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Daryl Geffken on the school board's decision to pursue a downtown sports stadium.

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Daryl Geffken talks about critical race theory.
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Melissa Bedford talks about why she's running for school board.

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Melissa Bedford talks about pursuing equity in public schools.

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Melissa Bedford evaluates how Spokane Public Schools has adjusted to the Covid pandemic.

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Melissa Bedford on how she feels about the school board's decision to pursue a new downtown sports stadium.

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Melissa Bedford talks about the debate over critical race theory.