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Volcanoes return for season opener June 13

Volcanoes return for season opener June 13

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Fifteen of last year’s Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are returning this season, the Volcanoes and their parent club, the San Francisco Giants, announced Tuesday. The 27-player roster consists of 14 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders. Second-year manager Gary Davenport and his Volcanoes will open the Northwest League season […]

School board hunts for new funding sources

School board hunts for new funding sources

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Ways to increase funding for schools were the main subjects of a work session of the state’s three largest school districts May 28 at the Local Government Center in Salem. Most of the school board members and a few administrators participated. The three largest districts are, in order, Portland […]

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School District’s 2014-15 budget proposal, representing the first projected revenue gain in five years, received budget committee recommendation Tuesday. The budget committee met Monday and Tuesday for comments from the audience before recommending the $616,356,557 proposal, which the School Board is expected to adopt June 10. Receiving […]

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Christy Perry, the former Keizer Elementary School teacher who has been the superintendent of the Dallas School District for the last nine years, will be the next superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District. The Salem-Keizer School Board hired Perry last Tuesday night. She will take her position July 1, […]

First revenue increase in six years for SKSD

First revenue increase in six years for SKSD

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School District has its first proposed budget in six years that projects a revenue gain, Interim Superintendent Paula Radich noted Tuesday night. In the annual budget message to the School Board, Radich showed charts indicating that the 2014-15 budget amounts to $616,356,557. Eight times in the last […]

Superintendent finalists field questions from public

Superintendent finalists field questions from public

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The two finalists for superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District met with the public and then with the School Board in executive session April 28 and 29. Christy Perry, superintendent of the Dallas School District, had her sessions Monday. Erin Prince, superintendent of the Corvallis School District, answered questions […]

Second superintendent search yields two finalists for SKSB

Second superintendent search yields two finalists for SKSB

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Two finalists for superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District have been chosen and will meet the public Monday and Tuesday. Both are mid-Willamette Valley superintendents. Christy Perry is superintendent of the Dallas School District, and Erin Prince holds that position with the Corvallis School District. Perry will meet with […]

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 […]

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