Budget Committee

Upcoming Budget Committee Meetings

Public meetings of the Budget Committee of Salem-Keizer Public Schools 24J/32, Marion and Polk Counties, State of Oregon, will be held on the following dates to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

may 2022

tue03may6:00 pm8:00 pmBudget Committee Meeting6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

tue17may6:00 pm8:00 pmBudget Committee Meeting6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

mon23may6:00 pm8:00 pmBudget Committee Meeting6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

tue24may6:00 pm8:00 pmBudget Committee MeetingTENTATIVE6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

wed25may6:00 pm8:00 pmBudget Committee MeetingTENTATIVE6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Archive of Budget Committee Meetings

Community Budget Committee Members Appointment Process

The application process for appointment of community members to the budget committee has been pushed out until after the winter holidays. The application process will open mid-January and close mid-February, with appointment of members to the committee made during the March board meeting. Please look for application materials to be posted in mid-January.

We encourage potential candidates to watch our board meetings, which often include reports on topics relevant to the budget process.

Community Budget Committee Members

  • Jaqualine Bechtel – June 30, 2022
  • Barbara Ghio – June 30, 2023
  • Lisa Harnisch – June 30, 2023
  • Levi Herrera-Lopez – June 30, 2022
  • Oni Marchbanks – June 30, 2023
  • To be appointed
  • To be appointed

School Board Budget Committee Members

Each board member is elected by local voters to serve a four-year term without pay. Even though each member represents a zone in our district, the entire board works together to serve all students in Salem and Keizer.

  • Osvaldo F. Avila, Director
    Zone 1 – Elected in 2021
  • Marty Heyen, Director
    Zone 2 – Elected in 2019
  • Ashley Carson Cottingham, Director
    Zone 3 – Elected in 2021
  • Satya Chandragiri, Director
    Zone 4 – Elected in 2019
  • Karina Guzmán Ortiz, Director
    Zone 5 – Elected in 2021
  • Danielle Bethell, Director
    Zone 6 – Elected in 2019
  • María Hinojos Pressey, Director
    Zone 7 – Elected in 2021
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About the Budget Committee

The budget committee is a 14-member group consisting of the Salem-Keizer School Board and seven appointed volunteer community members. The committee is an advisory group established by statute to make budgetary recommendations to the school board. Budget committee appointees serve three-year terms and may apply for additional service.

The budget committee conducts public meetings and reviews the budget proposed by the superintendent. Community members are encouraged to attend these meetings and provide comments.

Local budget law requires that the budget committee hold at least one meeting for the following purpose:

  1. Receiving the budget message and budget document from the superintendent
  2. Providing community members with an opportunity to ask questions about and comment on the budget

The district provides public notice of meeting(s) in the Salem Statesman Journal. The budget message is usually delivered by the superintendent in mid-April, and public hearings are usually held in May.

Please Note: This committee meets as needed. For information on upcoming meeting dates, contact Alice Struckmeier, School Board Secretary at 503-399-3001 or email struckmeier_alice@salkeiz.k12.or.us.