Update: the deadline to apply for the award has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2021

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is mid-way through delivering on its promise to improve school facilities thanks to voters who approved the bond in 2018.

One school facility, South Salem High School, is receiving over $84 million in total improvements that include:
• Expanded career and technical (vocational) education spaces for the Culinary and Broadcast Journalism programs.
• Addition of 12 general education classrooms.
• Significant seismic strengthening.
• Additional Special Education spaces.
• A state-of-the-art performing arts center, and much more.

The South Salem project also includes historic preservation activities, which rely on the participation of and partnerships with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the State Historic Preservation Office, and in the future, local community and historic groups.

Salem-Keizer will grant a Research Award to a graduate student

Salem-Keizer is seeking a graduate student for a Research Award. The Award will be granted to a full-time graduate student studying Native American Studies, Anthropology, Education, or related courses of study. The award recipient will be responsible for planning and implementing a research project that leads to the creation of a curriculum for SKPS. The curriculum will address local Native American history, describe the cultural importance of historic sites, and discuss the methods of preserving historic and cultural resources.

The award total is $33,000.

Curriculum must be produced and ready to implement before the fall of 2023.

Deadline for applications has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Details including eligibility requirements and the application process can be found in the Research Award recruitment document (PDF).