Author: Herb Swett

Volcanoes host first FanFest

Tony Torcato, a veteran of the San Francisco Giants, autographs a baseball for visitors at FanFest (Submitted). Nearly 600 fans of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes got a preview of the 2019 season by visiting the team’s first ever FanFest event on Saturday, May 11 at Volcanoes Stadium.  Mitche Graf, the new[Read More…]

District plans to add counselors

Room was found for an additional counselor at each comprehensive high school in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Superintendent Christy Perry told the district budget committee Tuesday. The lack of counselors has been a concern for the school district, especially with the rise in student suicides, and Perry said administrators have made[Read More…]

School Board hopeful for increased revenue

Budget committee members of Salem-Keizer Public Schools received a summary on Tuesday, March 19 of the choices they will have to make in efforts to improve the schools. Officials of this and other districts in Oregon hope the state will be able to spend $10.37 billion on public schools for[Read More…]

Amid dissent, school board approves Salem urban renewal

The Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday approved a request from the city of Salem to support tax exemptions for a downtown urban renewal project. M Parkside Living, LLC, had received unanimous approval from the Salem City Council for The Court Yard Apartments, which would consist of a 42,866-square-foot apartment building[Read More…]

School budget commitee plans way forward

The next budget committee of Salem-Keizer Public Schools met for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 26, following the School Board meeting. The committee always consists of the seven board members and seven people from the general public. New to the board are Adriana Miranda and Kathleen Harder. Harder was absent[Read More…]