The Westport PTA Council will host a candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, featuring those running for seats on the board of education.

The program is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in the Westport Public Library's McManus Room, and all four school board candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot have agreed to attend, the PTA said.

The four candidates are vying for three seats on the board. They include Democrats Mark Mathias and Michael Gordon and Republicans Jeannie Smith and Jennifer Tooker.

The format calls for each candidate to make an opening statement, then answer questions collected from the audience, the PTA said. Moderator will be Diane Wildman, a Westport resident and former commentator for Cablevision's Channel 12.