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Board voted for judicial review, no mention of new policies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals regarding the dismissal of an employee for failure to report a potential case of sexual abuse (see related story, Page A2), threw a wrench into the way the Salem-Keizer School District had been interpreting its mandatory reporting guidelines. While the court sided with the counselor who chose not to report a somewhat vaguely-described  incident of abuse, it additionally determined that for mandatory reporting to be required “reasonable suspicion of sexual abuse necessarily encompasses a judgement as to whether the asserted physical contact was sexually...

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Nicholas A. Waldner

Sept. 28, 1988 – Oct. 31, 2017 Nicholas A Waldner — son, brother, grandson, friend and brother-in-arms—died on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at his home in Keizer, Ore. He was 29 years old. Born on Sept. 28, 1988, Nick was always known for his quick wit and love of word play. By age 10, no one would doubt his ability to become a lawyer. Nick was a difficult teenager who loved to push the envelope and sometimes past but he recognized he needed to make changes. At the age of 18 he got himself into the Job Corps where...

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Theater design unveiled, approved

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The owner of a planned cinema still hasn’t signed a lease to locate on a city-owned portion of land in Keizer Station, but all the evidence points to it becoming a reality. At a meeting of the Keizer Planning Commission Wednesday, Nov. 8, the planning commission approved a design variance that will allow the theater building to have fewer windows and compensate for the lack with additional landscaping. “The requirement is 50 percent glazing/windows on the ground floor according to the master plan for Keizer Station but, since it is a theater,...

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School board will appeal OSAA league realignment

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Athletic realignment that puts Salem-Keizer School District high schools and three Bend high schools in the same conference drew a strong negative response from the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. The board action follows a district staff recommendation and protests from many district parents who are concerned that travel over the Cascade Mountains could endanger athletes in winter weather, disrupt academic scheduling, and cost the district many thousands of dollars. The Oregon School Activities Association, concerned that there are only three 6A classification schools in central Oregon, has placed the Bend high schools...

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Keizer turns out for bond forum

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Of the first four bond measure forums, Lillian Govus, director of community relations for the Salem-Keizer School District, said McNary High School’s drew by far the largest crowd as more than 70 people packed into the library on Monday, Nov. 13 to see how Keizer schools would benefit from a nearly $620 million bond package. About half of the attendees were focused on McNary, which would receive $42 million to build 14 new general classrooms, one new science lab, one flexible lab space and two Career and Technical Education spaces. The money would...

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