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.
Daryl Geffken talks about why he's running for school board.
Daryl Geffken evaluates the Spokane School District.
Daryl Geffken talks about "equity" and how the school district should approach it.
Daryl Geffken evaluates how the Spokane School District has handled the Covid pandemic.
Daryl Geffken on the school board's decision to pursue a downtown sports stadium.
Daryl Geffken talks about critical race theory.
Melissa Bedford talks about why she's running for school board.
Melissa Bedford talks about pursuing equity in public schools.
Melissa Bedford evaluates how Spokane Public Schools has adjusted to the Covid pandemic.
Melissa Bedford on how she feels about the school board's decision to pursue a new downtown sports stadium.
Melissa Bedford talks about the debate over critical race theory.