Community Facilities Task Force

Community Facilities Task Force2018-07-03T21:43:16+00:00

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’s job was 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

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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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Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

Bond dollars will relieve overcrowding and add science, vocational spaces and more Voters in Salem and Keizer have approved a $619.7 million bond measure referred to the May 15 ballot by the Salem-Keizer Public Schools [...]

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Enrollment growth creates crowding, many schools over capacity

In only five years, enrollment in Salem-Keizer Public Schools is predicted to grow by about 1,000 students. That’s approximately the enrollment of two elementary schools or one middle school. When considering past growth, this enrollment projection [...]

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Crowding in Salem-Keizer makes KPTV news broadcast

KPTV's Simon Gutierrez did a story on crowding in our school district featuring Gubser Elementary School in Keizer. Watch the video on the KPTV website and get an inside look at what it's like to [...]

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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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Growth in Salem-Keizer enrollment expected to continue

Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ enrollment has been increasing in recent years, and is expected to continue in the future. With one exception, every year of the last seven has seen an increase in student enrollment. The [...]

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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 [...]

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