At last week’s SKPS school board meeting, in her budget update Superintendent Andrea Castañeda announced that hundreds of district staff would have to be laid off at the end of the school year.
35 current and retired SKPS educators have sent out a letter of no confidence in Superintendent Andrea Castañeda
In the last two weeks, Salem- Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has made the rounds holding listening sessions at four of the six high schools. Monday night was Keizer and McNary High School’s turn.
Two days after two former students sued Salem-Keizer Public Schools and former McNary choir teacher Joshua Rist for Rist’s alleged grooming of the plaintiffs, the district received a third complaint from a McNary graduate against Rist.
At the “Pack the Board Room” event by the Salem-Keizer Education Association (SKEA), members rallied outside of the board room on Commercial Street to show the Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) that they would not be silent. After rallying, as many members as possible went inside the room for a public-described “heavy” SKPS school board meeting.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools Superintendent Andrea Castañeda sent an email to the families of Kalapuya Elementary on Thursday regarding the removal of teacher Joshua Rist from the campus.
The $10M suit alleges sexual abuse, grooming from former
Service to Education recipient and negligence from the district
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is looking to fill three open budget committee positions. Appointees serve three-year terms, with these three terms ending June 30, 2026.
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, McNary High School staff greeted the class of 2027 for their first day while standing in solidarity with the Salem Keizer Education Association.
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.”