Salem-Keizer School Board
School Board Elections 2023
Three seats for the Salem-Keizer School Board will be on the ballot during the May 16, 2023 elections. The school district does not facilitate elections. Please visit Marion County, Oregon May 2023 Special District Elections for information.
School Board Meetings
Next School Board Meeting
School board business meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held at Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR.
The board also holds a work session on the fourth Tuesday of each month at which they discuss and examine a particular educational topic.
The board hears public comment during board meetings (business sessions) and special meetings with action items. Board meeting (work sessions) typically do not include public comment.
Upcoming School Board Meetings
Public Comment at School Board Meetings
The board wants to hear broad input from the community related to board business and decisions, while at the same time effectively conduct board business.
If you are interested in providing public comment at the school board meeting and would like to request interpretation support, please send your contact information and requested language to this email address.
For details about public comment, please refer to the agenda.
A lottery system will be used to select speakers at random.
Please submit your public comment using the following guidelines:
- Written comment is limited to 3,000 characters (about 375 words) per person.
- Avoid using student and staff member names. We are not able to accept comment that names individual students or staff.
- Each person may sign up to submit comment once.
- First and last name, and city of residence are required. We are not able to accept comments that do not include this information.
- Please keep your comment within these guidelines.
Public comment is open for a specific time period prior to each board business meeting. If you would like to email the board at other times (which is not public comment) please use the link on the school board page to “email the school board.”
Thank you for your input.
School Board Meetings
We are gathered today on the land of the Kalapuya, who are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. The relationship between the Kalapuya people and this land continues unbroken to this day, and we offer gratitude for the land and for the generations present and past who have stewarded the land since time immemorial.
We respectfully acknowledge and honor past, present, and future Native American and Indigenous students and staff of Salem-Keizer Public Schools. We invite you to join us in honoring these ancestral grounds and celebrating the resilience and strength of all Native American and indigenous people.
School Board Calendar
Selecting a meeting below will open the details of that single event on a page.
sat11feb8:15 am6:45 pmSchool Board MeetingSpecial Board Meeting - Executive Session Only8:15 am - 6:45 pm
tue07mar6:00 pm8:00 pmSchool Board MeetingSpecial Board Meeting - Limited Business Session6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School Board Proclamations and Resolutions
Contact the School Board
Alternate ways to connect with school board members:
- Write to a school board member. Please mail all written correspondence to:
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
Attn: School Board
P.O. Box 12024
Salem, OR 97309-0024
- Email individual school board members. Email addresses are: email@example.com
- Call Executive Administration at 503-399-3001 or the Office of Community Relations & Communications at 503-399-3038. We are happy to share your information with the school board or pass a message along.
School Board Directors
Each board member is elected by local voters to serve a four-year term without pay. Even though each member represents a zone in our district, the entire board works together to serve all students in Salem and Keizer.
School Board Zone Map
The new board zones shown on the map below were revised in December 2021. Go to the School Board Redistricting webpage to see details on that process.