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‘No’ vote on charter school

‘No’ vote on charter school

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A second draft proposal for a fifth charter school in the Salem-Keizer School District received a negative vote from the School Board on Tuesday on the advice of the school administration. Superintendent Christy Perry told the board an administrative committee found the second proposal to fall short of a […]

School board struggles to define success

School board struggles to define success

Colleges say local students ‘underprepared’

School board calls for increased state funding

School board calls for increased state funding

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A statewide campaign to improve education in Oregon won Salem-Keizer School Board approval Tuesday, Jan. 13. The board approved the Promise of Oregon resolution, which recognizes the recent turnaround in state funding for schools, calls for further progress in funding, and supports improved curriculums and school facilities. The resolution […]

New charter school in works?

New charter school in works?

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Another charter school may be on its way for the Salem-Keizer School District. The district now has four, one in Keizer, all with long waiting lists, and a group of district residents is preparing to apply to start Capital Preparatory Charter School. Public charter schools operate under school districts, […]

School board sets priorities for 2015

School board sets priorities for 2015

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Oregon School Boards Association matters took up much of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Several legislative policy and priority resolutions were approved, and a director candidate from the North Santiam School District received the board’s vote. The OSBA’s legislative policy committee has proposed that the association introduce and support […]

School board: Pension bonds get approval

School board: Pension bonds get approval

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Saving the Salem-Keizer School District large amounts of money by issuing pension obligation bonds was approved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The bonds will pay down the district’s portion of the state liability of the Public Employees Retirement System. District staff had told the board that the district would […]

Pioneers dash Celtic playoff run

Pioneers dash Celtic playoff run

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 38-6 loss to Oregon City there ended McNary’s football season Friday. The Celtics, who ended the season at 5-5 (5-3 in Greater Valley Conference play), were troubled by injuries most of the season and could not shut down the passing of Thomas Hamilton or the running of Richie […]

School board names new assistant super

School board names new assistant super

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board named Kelly Carlisle, director of high schools in the district, to the vacant assistant superintendent position. Carlisle succeeds Salem Noor, who has taken a position with the Oregon Department of Education. His appointment came at a special meeting of the board Tuesday. Also at the […]

S. Salem cruises past Celt gridders

S. Salem cruises past Celt gridders

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes McNary’s football record dropped to .500 Saturday when the unbeaten visitors from South Salem pounded the Celtics 48-14. The first quarter was scoreless, and in the second period the Celtics answered a Saxon touchdown plus an extra point with a touchdown and missed kick, but from then on South […]

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

SKSB committee draws too many applicants for quick board decision

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer School District directors had so much difficulty filling five budget committee positions earlier this month that they had to postpone their vote on one of the positions for two weeks. Eight people applied for the five positions, with one disqualified because he was found not to be a […]

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