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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 […]

S-K board starts budget talks

S-K board starts budget talks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The first 2013-14 budget committee meeting of the Salem-Keizer School District started Tuesday with the election of Betty Pataccoli as chair and Nancy MacMorris-Adix as vice chair. Pataccoli, a non-board member of the committee, was vice chair for the last two years and succeeds Chris Brantley as chair. Brantley […]

Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

Three search companies pitch to school board in quest for superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Representatives of three executive search companies spoke to the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday as part of the process of selecting a superintendent. The board is expected to choose one of the three at next Tuesday’s regular meeting. The companies are Hazard, Young & Attea; Ray and Associates; and […]

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

School board sets new standards for hiring next superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Standards and procedures for hiring an interim superintendent for the Salem-Keizer School District were approved by the School Board on Tuesday. (See related story). Superintendent Sandy Husk will resign in January to become chief executive officer of the San Diego-based nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The board hopes […]

School board wants new super by June 2014

School board wants new super by June 2014

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Guidelines for the process of selecting an interim superintendent and then a permanent superintendent were the subject of a work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. Superintendent Sandy Husk, who has held her position for eight years, plans to leave in January 2014 to become chief executive […]

Hawks sink claws into Volcanoes’ title hopes

Hawks sink claws into Volcanoes’ title hopes

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes The season ended for the Volcanoes Sept. 4 as the Boise Hawks resumed their usual way of beating Salem-Keizer, using 12 hits to whip their hosts 11-7. This season was a great comeback from 2012 for the Volcanoes, but two Southern Division playoff games with the Hawks, the first […]

First postseason game bumpy for Salem-Keizer

First postseason game bumpy for Salem-Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 3-0 loss in Boise started the Volcanoes’ post-season play Tuesday. Salem-Keizer came up with only three hits – singles by Tyler Horan, Leo Rojas and Ty Ross – against the pitching of Paul Blackburn and Zack Godley. Blackburn, the winning pitcher, went seven innings with eight strikeouts, allowing […]

Plenty of hits, too few runs lead to Volcano loss

Plenty of hits, too few runs lead to Volcano loss

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A three-run Vancouver seventh inning was too much for the Volcanoes on Monday at Vancouver, as the Canadians won 8-4. The Canadians outhit Salem-Keizer only 12-10, but the Volcanoes repeatedly failed to make enough of their hits count. After Volcano starter Pat Young gave up six hits and […]

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