Boundary Adjustments2019-01-17T09:23:26+00:00

Boundary Adjustments

After the passage of the $619.7 million bond in May 2018, Salem-Keizer Public Schools started planning for construction. In order to utilize the additional capacity that will be added to many schools through bond construction and to help ensure the safe progression of construction, the Salem-Keizer Board of Directors reviewed the boundary change process at its July 24, 2018 meeting.

The boundary adjustment process is being facilitated by FLO Analytics, a consulting firm with expertise in data analysis and experience in assisting school districts with boundary changes. The process included a Boundary Review Task Force (BRTF) that met nearly weekly from the end of September until mid-December 2018. The BRTF is made up of about 45 volunteer representatives from all high school neighborhoods. Adam Kohler and Adriana Miranda served as Co-chairs of the Task Force.

The BRTF’s goal was to create a recommendation for adjusted boundaries that balances enrollments across all high school feeder systems, prepares schools for growth and identifies implications for the 2018 bond program. The BRTF’s work resulted in a recommendation report for adjusted boundaries presented to the School Board at the January 15, 2019 meeting. The School Board is expected to vote on the recommendation at its February 12, 2019 meeting.

Task Force Meetings Schedule* & Minutes

Thursday, September 27
Tuesday, October 2
Tuesday, October 16
Tuesday, October 23
Tuesday, November 6
Tuesday, November 13
Tuesday, November 27
Tuesday, December 11

Public Engagement/Listening Session Events

  • Tuesday, October 30 from 6 to 8 pm at Career and Technical Education Center, Judson Middle School and Waldo Middle School
  • Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 8 pm at four locations:
    • Kennedy Elementary School – Areas of focus will be Keizer/McNary and West Salem schools, most notably: Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools; Clear Lake, Cummings, Forest Ridge, Gubser, Keizer, Kennedy and Weddle elementary schools.
    • Four Corners Elementary School – Areas of focus will be North Salem/McKay area schools, most notably: Houck Middle School; Auburn, Chávez, Eyre, Four Corners, Hammond, Hayesville, Lamb, Miller, Swegle and Yoshikai elementary schools.
    • Waldo Middle School – Areas of focus will be McKay/North Salem area schools, most notably: North Salem High School; Parrish Middle School; Hallman, Hoover and Washington elementary schools.
    • Judson Middle School – Areas of focus will be South/Sprague area schools, most notably: South Salem and Sprague high schools; Bush, Candalaria, Lee, Liberty, McKinley, Morningside, Salem Heights and Schirle elementary schools.
    • Spanish interpreters, snacks and childcare will be provided at all locations.
    • Please contact the district at (503) 399-3290 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting for additional services, such as ASL interpretation.

*dates may change as needed

Boundary Review Task Force Meeting Materials

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Presentation and Background Materials

Proposed Change Area Maps

Proposed Change Area Descriptions by Feeder System

The following documents include index numbers that correlate to numbers on the maps linked above.

Tues., Jan. 15 – School Board receives the Boundary Review Task Force recommendation at its business meeting.

Tues., Jan. 22 – School Board hears the first reading of the recommendation and discusses in a work session.

Tues., Feb. 12 – School Board scheduled to vote on the recommendation.

If adopted, new boundaries will go into effect September 2019.

Once firm information is available, parents/guardians of students who would be assigned to a new school will receive detailed information from the school district, either before the School Board vote on Feb. 12 or as soon as possible after.

View the boundary adjustment process timeline English | Spanish

View the FAQs pagEnglish | Spanish

To ensure more in our community can participate, the surveys will remain open until 5 pm on Sunday, Dec. 9

English feedback survey:

Spanish feedback survey:

Meeting Resources:


District-wide information, Task Force Proposal #4

McKay High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

McNary High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

North Salem High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

South Salem High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

Sprague High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

West Salem High School feeder system maps, Task Force Proposal #4

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