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School board rakes in grants

School board rakes in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Six grant budgets totaling $3,767,797 were approved at Tuesday night’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Four came from the Oregon Department of Education and were headed by a $2,529,052 instructional services carryover, supplementing district resources to ensure that students in schools with high poverty percentages achieve high-quality education. Also from […]

District revenue ticks up

District revenue ticks up

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A relatively small revenue gain for the Salem-Keizer School District is expected for the 2014-15 school year. This would reverse a five-year trend of shortfalls, one of which was a drop of nearly $55 million in 2011-12. Paula Radich, interim superintendent, told the budget committee Tuesday it is too […]

School board leases new land

School board leases new land

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A proposed 10-year lease of an acre of the Central Kitchen Site, at $1,791.67 per month for the first two years, was approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. City of Salem approval of a zone change will be necessary for the lease to take effect. A zone change […]

Interim super gets 6-month contract from school board

Interim super gets 6-month contract from school board

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A six-month contract for Paula Radich as interim superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District was approved by the school board on Tuesday. Radich will receive a monthly salary of $16,250. The district will not contribute to the state Public Employees Retirement System on her behalf, because as a retiree […]

School board to pay $235K for new boss

School board to pay $235K for new boss

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board is prepared to look beyond Oregon for the next superintendent and to pay that person an annual salary of about $235,000. No vote was taken on that or any other item Jan. 9 at a work session with Ray & Associates, the search firm involved […]

Radich tabbed interim S-K supt

Radich tabbed interim S-K supt

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Paula A. Radich, who retired last year as superintendent of the Newberg School District, was named interim superintendent of the Salem-Keizer district Tuesday at a special School Board meeting. Radich will hold the interim position from Jan. 1 through June 30, succeeding Sandy Husk, who is resigning to become […]

Board tabs Iowa-based firm for super search

Board tabs Iowa-based firm for super search

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Ray & Associates, a long-established executive search company, was the choice of the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday as the search firm for the next superintendent. Sandy Husk, the superintendent for about the last eight years, will leave the district in January to become the chief executive officer […]

S-K board starts budget talks

S-K board starts budget talks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The first 2013-14 budget committee meeting of the Salem-Keizer School District started Tuesday with the election of Betty Pataccoli as chair and Nancy MacMorris-Adix as vice chair. Pataccoli, a non-board member of the committee, was vice chair for the last two years and succeeds Chris Brantley as chair. Brantley […]

Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Representatives of three executive search companies spoke to the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday as part of the process of selecting a superintendent. The board is expected to choose one of the three at next Tuesday’s regular meeting. The companies are Hazard, Young & Attea; Ray and Associates; and […]

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Standards and procedures for hiring an interim superintendent for the Salem-Keizer School District were approved by the School Board on Tuesday. (See related story). Superintendent Sandy Husk will resign in January to become chief executive officer of the San Diego-based nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The board hopes […]

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