Bond News Feed

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Applications Open for Bond and Boundary Committees

September 14, 2018|

**The deadline to apply to serve on  the bond and/or boundary committees has been extended to September 19, 2018** **La fecha para solicitar los comités de bonos y / o límites se ha extendido hasta [...]

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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 [...]

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Enrollment growth creates crowding, many schools over capacity

November 17, 2017|

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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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 [...]