The Crystal Apple Awards, which recognizes school employees from SKPS and private schools in the area, will be making a return in February for the first time since 2019. Nominations are now open.
The 2022 assessment tests for Salem-Keizer Public School students showed a sharp decline in English, math and science during the pandemic.
While reported proficiency numbers are down across the country, when looking deeper into the 10 Keizer-based schools, the drop off seems even more stark.
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.
The Keizertimes sat and spoke with the President and Vice President of the Salem Keizer Education Association about a variety of issues.
SKPS announced on Tuesday the decision on an executive search firm for superintendent, Human Capital Enterprises.
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.
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.
Perry has been superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District since 2014 and said she wanted to give the school board ample time to choose a successor.