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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 […]

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 […]

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