Last night, more than seventy representatives of K-12 school districts and education service districts across Central Oregon met with local legislators to discuss priority topics regarding education.  High Desert Education Service District hosted the Central Oregon K-12 Legislative Forum, Wednesday, January 20th.  In attendance were Senator Tim Knopp, Senator Ted Ferrioli, Representative Mike McLane, Representative Gene Whisnant, Representative Knute Buehler, and Representative John Huffman.  Topics of discussion included Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and K-12 Special Education, PERS Reform, Career Technical Education and High School Fifth-year programs.  At the meeting, Legislators and attendees heard and responded to presentations from local school board members and educators.  Participants were pleased to take part in the forum with the common interest of improving student outcomes in Central Oregon.