Welcome! 

 

My name is Chris Reykdal and I hope to earn your support as I seek re-election to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  It has been an honor to be your voice and leader overseeing our state’s K-12 public education system.  

 

We have achieved so much, but right now we face a global pandemic that is transforming our lives as we speak.  We WILL get to the other side of this unprecedented crisis. My job is to lead our education system with transparency and integrity to ever higher results even in the face of this pandemic.  We are already redesigning our system to meet the needs of our students in the event we face this, or other massive risks to our state. Despite this once-in-a-century moment, I intend to build on the incredible momentum we have already achieved over the past four years:

 

  • Developed a new school accountability system,

  • Ensured local timber revenue stays with local school districts,

  • Increased K-12 investments by over $4.0 billion per year or $3,500+ per student,

  • Increased educator salaries to attract and retain our amazing educators,

  • Expanded healthcare to tens of thousand of school employees,

  • Delinked high stakes testing from graduation,

  • Added career and technical education pathways to graduation,

  • Returned civics classes to our schools,

  • Enhanced formula funding for students with disabilities at a record rate,

  • Increased graduation rates to a record high,

  • Secured record high funding levels for school construction, and

  • Risen to a top 15 state nationally in English language arts and math (National Assessment of Educational Progress).

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