SCHOOLS

School Board approves map for zone redistricting

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors voted 4-3 to approve adjustments to its school board zones, with the approval of Redistricting Map Alternative 1, which is pictured above. The newly approved school board zones will now be submitted to the county clerks for them to develop revised[Read More…]

SKPS cancels school on Friday, Nov. 12

Local students will have a four-day weekend for Veterans Day. The Salem-Keizer School District announced Friday that students wouldn’t have classes on Friday. Nov. 12. “Because Veterans Day falls on a Thursday this year, the district has a unique opportunity to support the well-being of staff and students by allowing[Read More…]

Electric buses coming to SKPS

For the second straight year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) was selected as one of the winners of the Electric School Bus Fund, which was started by Portland General Electric (PGE). With the grant, PGE covers the difference in cost between a traditional school bus and an electric bus. According to[Read More…]

CTEC land donation under consideration

Accepting the donation of the land and buildings of the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) was approved for first reading Tuesday at a work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board. The district, which has been running CTEC since 2014, leases the buildings from CRTCEC, LLC, which they acquired from[Read More…]

KPD responds to assault on McNary campus

McNary High School On Wednesday, Sept. 15 around 12 p.m. the Keizer Police Department (KPD) responded to a reported assault that took place at McNary High School. According to KPD Public Information Officer Trevor Wenning, the suspect, a student from a Salem high school, came to the campus to confront[Read More…]

Tensions high once again Salem-Keizer board meeting

Audience accusations of white supremacy positions and arguments over masking continued at Tuesday’s meeting of the Salem-Keizer School Board. Twenty-three people spoke remotely, a few calling for the resignations of board members Marty Heyen and Danielle Bethell. Heyen replied that the allegations of racism resulted from her husband’s business associations[Read More…]

Local schools welcome back students for first day

The morning of Wednesday, Sept. 8 served as a momentous day in Keizer as K-12 students made their way to their first day of full, in-person school in 18 months — with a multitude of students stepping on their school’s campus for the first time. Despite their being numerous COVID-19[Read More…]