Bond News Feed

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Campuses close for summer 2023 construction

June 1, 2023|

The summer of 2023 marks the fifth and final season of extensive construction work starting at schools as shown on the original plan for the 2018 bond. Thanks to additional earnings from premiums, interest, [...]

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Sprague High School virtual tour October 2022

October 24, 2022|

Video in English (captions are available in English and Spanish) Sprague High School welcomed students this fall with new and improved spaces, thanks to the 2018 bond.

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Pringle principal on importance of bond construction

September 13, 2022|

Bond-funded construction started at Pringle Elementary this summer. In this short video, Principal Dave Bertholf describes how improvements to the physical environment support learning. Video in English Video in Spanish [...]

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Summer 2022 bond construction making great progress

July 25, 2022|

It’s already been a busy summer of construction in Salem-Keizer Public Schools! A lot of progress is being made – more than 20 schools are under active construction and receiving improvements and upgrades promised [...]

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Video: Pringle students talk about bond construction

June 30, 2022|

Pringle Elementary School began bond-funded construction this summer. Improvements include three new classrooms, a new cafeteria and kitchen, a new multipurpose fitness room and much more. Here’s a fun video of three Pringle Elementary [...]

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Campuses closed for summer 2022 construction season

June 21, 2022|

When school’s out for summer, bond-funded construction kicks into high gear. Several school campuses will become hard-hat zones beginning immediately after the last day of school and will continue under construction all summer. For safety, [...]

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Bond construction photo galleries featuring nine schools

November 30, 2021|

Bond-funded construction is ongoing this winter at nine schools, and district construction project management teams are preparing for construction to start in 2022 at another 16 schools. Check out these photo galleries to see the [...]

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Contractors invited to virtual outreach event Jan. 8

December 28, 2020|

Construction subcontractors are invited to attend a virtual outreach event on Friday, January 8, 2021. Interested contractors may join the virtual meeting at 1:00 p.m. to learn about projects that will be going out [...]

2018 bond program update and 2021 look-ahead

December 28, 2020|

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

December 3, 2020|

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

April 24, 2020|

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!

January 22, 2020|

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

September 24, 2019|

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 [...]

CBOC Takes Tour of North Salem High School Construction

July 30, 2019|

On Monday, July 22, the Community Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) met with the district’s construction management team to take a site tour of construction at North Salem High School. Chief Operations Officer Mike Wolfe, Director [...]

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Bond Construction is Underway!

May 8, 2019|

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 [...]

FAQs About Boundary Implementation

February 22, 2019|

Question: How will I know if my student has been assigned to a new school next year?Answer: All parents/guardians of students assigned to a new school should receive a letter from the district before Feb. [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

January 17, 2019|

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

January 14, 2019|

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

December 21, 2018|

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

November 7, 2018|

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

September 18, 2018|

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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Bond Construction at Gubser Elementary Starts Soon!

August 24, 2018|

In May, Salem and Keizer voters approved a $619.7 million bond that will fund improvements all across our district. Gubser Elementary is one of the first five schools scheduled for construction! Work planned at Gubser [...]

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Salem-Keizer’s Bonds Sell Quickly in First Issue

July 23, 2018|

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

July 9, 2018|

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

May 29, 2018|

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 held [...]

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Final Long Range Facilities Plan document

August 7, 2017|

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

May 31, 2017|

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

April 24, 2017|

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

April 12, 2017|

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

February 23, 2017|

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

January 25, 2017|

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

January 9, 2017|

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

December 7, 2016|

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

October 30, 2016|

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 [...]