SCHOOLS

SKPS board splits on standardized testing

McNary teacher Todd Layton (left) addresses his class on the first day of school (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).

In a 4-3 decision, the Salem-Keizer School Board — at the recommendation of the district — elected for schools to skip standardized public testing for the 2020-21 school year at a meeting on Tuesday, April 13.

Board chair Satya Chandragiri, as well as Marty Heyen . . .

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