Castañeda and SKPS ready for ’23-24

The start of the 2023-24 school year for Salem Keizer Public Schools is fast approaching, with sixth and ninth graders beginning Sept. 5, and all other non-kindergarteners on Sept. 6. The district and new Superintendent Andrea Castañeda are ready with their top priority “a great opening.” 

Police Scanner

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 12:45 a.m. Assault in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 12:45 a.m. Criminal mischief in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 12:45 a.m. Theft in the 1000 block of McGee Court NE 8:10 a.m. Failure to perform duties of driver to injured person in the[Read More…]

Budget woes loom for SKPS in 2024-25 school year

By JOSHUA MANES Of the Keizertimes As the 2023-24 school year approaches, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) is staring down a critical issue for the 2024-25 year. At Tuesday’s School Board work session, Superintendent Andrea Castañeda announced that the district is projecting a “significant gap” between revenue and expenses for the[Read More…]

Council discusses public events

By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes The second Keizer City Council meetings in August are usually a low-key affair with little to discuss. That was not the case with the Monday, Aug. 21 meeting, which ran for more than three hours. Communications and emergencies took up the bulk of the[Read More…]

Thatcher among DQed legislators

State Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, can’t seek reelection in 2026 based on a decision by Secretary of State La Vonne Griffin-Valade announced Tuesday, Aug. 8.