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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 […]

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

School board approves $4.2 million in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Grants totaling $4,236,700 were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Most of this month’s grant funding comes from the Oregon Department of Education, the rest from the Chalkboard Project. The largest grant, $2,553,300, is from ODE and is a continuation grant for the Head Start […]

No eruption in Volcanoes’ final game of season

No eruption in  Volcanoes’ final game of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 6-5 loss at Boise Monday night ended the Volcanoes’ season with an overall 37-37 mark. The Hawks, South Division champions of the Northwest League, won the series two games to one and advanced to the league championship series against the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after five innings, […]

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 27: Volcanoes 3, Spokane 2 The ninth-inning rally did not quite work for the Indians this time. After scoring all three runs in the third inning, the Volcanoes survived a bases-loaded, no-out situation to win their first game of the series. Brett Kay led off the Salem-Keizer third with […]

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 20: Volcanoes 5, Tri-City 2 Salem-Keizer turned five double plays in the first game of this home series. Although the Dust Devils scored the first run in the first inning, the Volcanoes got all they needed (three) in the third. They also hit two home runs, solo shots by […]

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