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At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, community engagement is a dynamic two-way process of building relationships, working collaboratively and sharing resources so ALL students, families and schools experience transformative benefits.

Community Resources & Outreach

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Stakeholder Relations & Community Partnerships

Crucial to Salem-Keizer Public School’s success is its community which includes residents, businesses, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, higher educational institutions, and governments. The district has a dedicated staff focused on developing new partnerships while enhancing its current relationships. Stakeholders and partners engage in listening sessions, and support the district with donations and in-kind supports.

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Focus Groups, Listening & Engagement Sessions

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is committed to including a variety of voices in its decision-making and improvement strategies. 

We invite students, families, staff, and community from multilingual and multi-race backgrounds to these discussions centered on topics such as Special Education, Equity, Safe and Welcoming Schools and more.

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ESSER III After-School Resources

Community Based Organizations receive an ESSER III-funded grant to provide district students with academic, social emotional and behavioral health supports.

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Student Investment Account

The SIA is a fund of approximately $35 million annually provided to Salem-Keizer Public Schools by the Oregon Department of Education. The funds are used to support all students and families by adding almost 100 staff members—both teachers and support staff—focused on equity and inclusion, mental health supports, after-school programs and academic achievement. 

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Office of Student Equity, Access & Advancement

The OSEAA promotes, supports, and advocates for the vision and values around diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of Salem Keizer Public Schools. The team analyzes student performance data in order to recommend school and/or community interventions. The work includes examining issues of institutional equity, and advising district staff on responses to incidents of bias and harassment.

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Community School Outreach Coordinators 

CSOCs are district staff that work with parents, families, school staff, businesses and the community. They have a key role in connecting through outreach and education. CSOCs work to eliminate barriers, enabling relationships to develop among schools, families and the community. School-based CSOCs connect students with resources, coordinate after-school events, and support initiatives that directly impact school culture.