About the Community Facilities Task Force

The Community Facilities Task Force was made up of 18 volunteer members of our community and included representatives from all areas of the school district.  The Task Force met nine times between November 2016 and February 2017 to review and comment on the list of facility needs compiled in the Long Range Facilities Plan and make recommendations to the School Board on how to fund the Plan.

CFTF PDF Files and Links

Bond Information News Feed

2018 bond program update and 2021 look-ahead

In this short screencast, find out what's coming up in 2021 in the 2018 bond program, and hear highlights of the 13 construction projects that are already complete. Thank you, Salem and Keizer voters! [...]

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2021 will be biggest construction year yet

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has completed a second busy construction season and is preparing for a third round of schools to break ground in 2021. As the third-largest K12 bond in the history of Oregon, [...]

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Preserving Leslie Junior High School History

It’s had different names and changed shape over the years, but the original Leslie Junior High School building has been in constant service to students in Salem since it first opened in 1927. Leslie’s brick [...]

Judson Middle School Bond Construction Update!

Construction at Judson began in the summertime and has steadily continued into the school year. The bond-funded construction includes a classroom addition with three new general classrooms and four new science labs. Work also includes [...]

Additional Earnings, Grants Boost 2018 Bond Program

Since the community approved the $619.7 million construction bond in May 2018, Salem-Keizer Public Schools has been able to fund additional projects and add scope to existing projects beyond that promised in the original bond [...]

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Bond Construction is Underway!

Thanks to the Salem-Keizer community’s support of the 2018 bond, hundreds of millions of dollars will be invested in making vital improvements to learning environments across the district. After months of planning and preparation, construction [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and [...]

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Staging for Construction Starts SOON

Bond construction will start very soon at North Salem High School. It’s an exciting time that also brings changes and challenges. So that construction can begin right on schedule, we have to start getting ready [...]

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Boundary Review Task Force Finalizes Work

The Boundary Review Task Force finished its work on a final boundary adjustment scenario at its Dec. 11 meeting. The Task Force’s goal was to arrive at consensus on a set of recommendations that balances [...]

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CBOC Holds First Meeting

The Community Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) held its first meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, 2018. The membership of the Committee was approved by the School Board at its Oct. 9, 2018 meeting, and consists [...]

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Watch Our First Building For Success Video

Salem-Keizer has launched the first edition of a new video newsletter, Building For Success. Building For Success will be a monthly program to provide updates on the 2018 construction bond program. Each month we will [...]

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Salem-Keizer’s Bonds Sell Quickly in First Issue

Demand for bonds helps temper potential construction cost fluctuations. On July 11, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) offered close to $385 million in construction bonds for sale in the bond market in its first issue following [...]

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2018 Bond Construction Schedule

Salem-Keizer’s Construction Services Department has been hard at work planning the sequence of projects funded by the $619.7 million bond approved by voters on May 15. Every school in the district is planned to receive [...]

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North Salem HS Students Help Plan For Bond Work

Students in Antonio Mercado’s leadership class at North Salem High School met last week with architects from BRIC Architecture, Inc. to share their views of what makes North a special place. This conversation and others [...]

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Final Long Range Facilities Plan document

The final draft of Salem-Keizer's Long Range Facilities plan document (PDF) is available to view or download. The Long Range Facilities Plan details the work school facilities need to provide adequate space for projected enrollment growth [...]

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School Board hears smaller bond package

At the direction of the School Board in response to the results of a community survey, district staff presented a smaller, less expensive list of facility work needed for the Board to consider as a [...]

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District conducting phone survey

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has contracted with a professional public opinion research firm to conduct a phone survey of residents. The survey will help the district learn about the community’s opinions on facility improvements and [...]

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School Board orders bond feasibility study

At a special meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Salem-Keizer School Board voted to accept the recommendations of the Citizens Facilities Task Force, and instructed staff to move forward with a bond feasibility study. [...]

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Citizens Facilities Task Force February update

The Citizens Facilities Task Force has held seven meetings in the last few months to review and discuss Salem-Keizer’s draft Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). A final meeting is planned for next week. The draft [...]

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Citizens Facilities Task Force continues work

Members of the Citizens Facilities Task Force continue to meet and review the district’s draft Long Range Facilities Plan. Two meetings have been held to date in January, and five more are planned over the next six [...]

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Student safety highlights task force work

From the Statesman Journal: Community members and Salem-Keizer School District officials are working to address safety, security and enrollment growth in local schools. The district's Citizens Facilities Task Force discussed these topics at its meeting [...]

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Citizens Facilities Task Force holds first meeting

Members of the Citizens Facilities Task Force held their first meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016. The twenty members of the Task Force were appointed by Superintendent Christy Perry, and represent a cross-section of citizens [...]

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DRAFT Long Range Facilities Plan in development

Oregon law requires large school districts to prepare a ten-year facilities plan and submit it to the Oregon Department of Education during the first quarter of each new school year. Salem-Keizer district staff have been [...]