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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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Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Votes to Approve Boundary Adjustments

February 13, 2019|

The Salem-Keizer Board of Directors voted 5-2 last night to approve the boundary adjustment proposal brought forward by the Boundary Review Task Force. Directors Blasi and Lippold opposed. The boundary adjustments will go into effect [...]

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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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Local Subcontractors Invited to Bond Construction Outreach Event

November 12, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools and Pence Construction will hold an outreach event for local subcontractors on Friday, November 16, 2018. The event will provide local subcontractors an opportunity to meet with representatives from the school district [...]

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Nov. 20 Boundary Open House Event Postponed, New Date TBA

November 8, 2018|

20 de noviembre Evento de reuniones informativa de ajuste de límites POSPUESTO. Pronto se anunciará una nueva fecha. In response to community feedback, the November 20 Boundary Open House event has been postponed. A new [...]

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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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Building For Success October 2018: Safety, Security, Boundaries

October 25, 2018|

Building For Success is Salem-Keizer's monthly video update on the 2018 Construction Bond program. In this edition, Joel Smallwood, manager of Maintenance and Construction Services talks with Karma Krause from the Office of Community Relations [...]

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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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Salem-Keizer Public Schools Hires Construction Consulting Firm

August 31, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has contracted with DAY CPM, a Portland-based construction project management firm. DAY CPM will work with SKPS staff to facilitate implementation of construction projects funded by the $619.7 million bond approved [...]

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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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Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

May 15, 2018|

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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School Board One Step Closer to Finalizing Bond for May Ballot

January 10, 2018|

The Salem-Keizer Public Schools Board of Education moved closer to putting a $619.7 million general obligation bond measure on the May 2018 ballot at its meeting Tuesday night. The bond funds would be used to [...]

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School Board Holds First Reading of Final 2018 Bond Package

December 18, 2017|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Board of Directors held the first reading of a proposed bond package at its business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The bond would relieve overcrowding and prepare for future enrollment growth, [...]

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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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Crowding in Salem-Keizer makes KPTV news broadcast

November 9, 2017|

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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Bond Measure “Listening & Learning” Forums Planned

November 6, 2017|

The Salem-Keizer School Board is working on a general obligation bond for the May 2018 ballot. The bond measure is not yet final, but it is important for parents, staff and members of our [...]

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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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Survey results show support for bond, but concerns about cost

May 25, 2017|

The Salem-Keizer School Board heard the results of a bond feasibility study at a work session on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The survey found the community is supportive of a bond, but has concerns about [...]

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Growth in Salem-Keizer enrollment expected to continue

May 15, 2017|

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

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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School Board hears report on school and district facility needs

March 14, 2017|

At its meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the School Board received a report from the Citizens Facilities Task Force of recommendations for funding the Capital Improvement Plan portion of the district's draft Long [...]

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Task Force prepares recommendation on school facility needs

March 8, 2017|

How can the district pay for the renovations, upgrades and increased capacity schools and buildings need? What are those facility needs, and how much will they cost? These, and other facility-related questions have been the [...]

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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 [...]