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School board approves budget

School board approves budget

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The 2013-14 budget of the Salem-Keizer School District was adopted at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. Adoption was by a 5-0 vote. Two directors, chairperson Nancy MacMorris-Adix and Jim Green, declared possible conflicts of interest, Green because of his employment by the Oregon School Boards Association, to which the district […]

Volcanoes return to Keizer

Volcanoes return to Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Professional baseball resumes play in Keizer next week with a new manager, Gary Davenport. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes will play a college all-star team at 6:35 p.m. Thursday and open their regular season at 6:35 p.m., June 14. Both games will be at Volcanoes Stadium. A fireworks display will follow […]

School board scuttles plans to sell property for now

School board scuttles plans to sell property for now

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Sale of the Middle Grove School property was taken off the agenda of Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. At its April meeting, the board learned from Paul Dakopolos, the district’s legal counsel, that although a quiet-title action would be needed to sell the land, there was a 98 percent […]

Husk looking at $17.7 million budget gap

Husk looking at $17.7 million budget gap

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A shortfall of about $17.7 million is estimated for the 2013-14 budget of the Salem-Keizer School District, superintendent Sandy Husk told the budget committee Tuesday. The proposed budget totals $563,891,655, of which 65 percent is the general fund. Husk focused her presentation Tuesday on the general fund. Referring to […]

School board wrestles with potential cuts

School board wrestles with potential cuts

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Funding levels and infrastructure were the concerns of Tuesday’s budget committee meeting of the Salem-Keizer School District. Mike Wolfe, chief operating officer, handed out a chart showing how four potential 2013-15 state school funding levels would affect the district. He then went through three district infrastructure reports: on the […]

Lady Celts crush scrappy Bulldogs

Lady Celts crush scrappy Bulldogs

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes McNary girls overcame a slow third quarter to whip a hard-fighting 5A Woodburn team 52-31 there Dec. 21. The Lady Celtics led all the way except for a Woodburn free throw at the start of the first quarter and a 7-7 tie score in the middle of the period. […]

Mat men dominate South in dual meet

Mat men dominate South in dual meet

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes McNary wrestlers whipped South Salem 59-18 Dec. 19 at home. The wins included five falls and a tech fall. Jason Ebbs, head wrestling coach of the Celtics, noted that the victory was a big improvement over last year’s close match with the Saxons and that several South wrestlers returned […]

Celtic girls pull away in 2nd half

Celtic girls pull away in 2nd half

Beat Century, 66-39

Junior Varsity swimmers see success

Junior Varsity swimmers see success

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s JV swimmers took three first places and seven second places Dec. 13 in a meet with South Salem and Sprague JVs at the Kroc Center. Coming in first were Ethan VanSell in the boys 200-yard freestyle, the boys 400-yard freestyle relay team and Jared Kelson in […]

Cadez to retire as asst. superintendent

Cadez to retire as asst. superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The retirement of Mary Cadez as an assistant superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District was announced at the Dec. 11  Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The Keizer resident, whose retirement will take effect July 1, has held her current position and lived in Keizer for the six years she has […]

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