The Salem-Keizer Education Association (SKEA), which represents the contracted educators in SKPS schools, sent a letter to the district on March 3 expressing concern for the safety of its members and the lack of preparation and training for dealing with violent students.
Castañeda selected as next SKPS Superintendent
Andrea Castañeda, currently with Tulsa Public Schools, was announced as the next SKPS Superintendent at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
SKPS Board discuss SROs on campus
With talk about bringing SROs back to campus growing, SKPS introduced the Safe and Welcoming School Committee to examine what is needed for both physical and psychological safety of students.
SKPS seeking two for budget committee
Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) is searching for candidates to fill two open spots on the district budget committee.
SKPS Board OKs $1.8M land purchase
The Salem-Keizer Career Technical Education Center will have a new program after the Salem-Keizer School Board unanimously approved plans to purchase an airport hangar at McNary Field at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Bethell resigns from Salem-Keizer School Board
Danielle Bethell has resigned from the Salem-Keizer School Board a little over three years after taking office.
School board Chair Ashley Carson Cottingham announced Bethell’s resignation at the start of Tuesday’s school board meeting, saying Bethell had informed board leadership of her decision Monday night.
SKPS announces firm for superintendent search
SKPS announced on Tuesday the decision on an executive search firm for superintendent, Human Capital Enterprises.
Tumultuous couple weeks for SKPS board
On Friday, the SKPS board announced that meetings will no longer be open to the public in-person.
This comes weeks after initial petitions to recall three board members were filed with Marion County.
Keizer kicks off first day of school
GALLERY: Images from the first day of school at Claggett Creek Middle School, Gubser Elementary, McNary High School and Keizer Elementary
SKPS board bans concealed carry
In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Salem-Keizer School Board voted to ban the concealed carry of firearms on campuses.
With the approval of the resolution, it now goes to Superintendent Christy Perry to form and enforce a policy keeping those with concealed handgun licenses (CHL) from bringing firearms on campus.