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O'boro school superintendent candidates sound off on public's questions

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The Owensboro School District hosted a public forum for the candidates for school superintendent on Tuesday night. 

John Beisel retired from the Owensboro Public School District after teaching math for 28 years. 

"I am a tax payer that is interested in the direction of the school system. I wanted to see what the candidates have to say," Beisel said.

Beisel is interested in the superintendent candidate's perspective on student achievement. 

Superintendent candidate Rob Clayton says a school administrators top priority should be on improvement.

"Where do we want them to go, monitoring their achievement and intervening when we see that their achievement level is dropping off," Clayton says.

More than 70 people were on hand as the three finalists answered questions submitted by the public. 

Candidate Nick Brake says it would be a great honor to lead the Owensboro Public School District.

"School business is all about student achievement, so anything we can do to provide the support and the recourse to emphasize all students learning to the highest level possible," Brake says. 

Mark Owens currently works for Daviess County Public Schools and believes the key to a good school district is teachers.

"Teachers are the heart and soul of any school district, so I think when you want to make things better you focus on teacher quality," Owens says.

The Owensboro School Board will be interviewing all three candidates next week. 

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