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Salem-Keizer board cancels meeting over concerns of clashes between protesters

Osvaldo Avila, Salem-Keizer School Board director, is sworn in at a July 13, 2021 meeting. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Leaders of the Salem-Keizer School Board cancelled a scheduled Aug. 24 meeting after a warning from the district’s security director that planned protests and counterprotests could turn violent, board Chair Osvaldo Avila said.

Avila and Vice Chair Ashley Carson Cottingham announced the cancellation Wednesday, saying it was due to “ongoing public . . .

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