Salem-Keizer School Board

School Board Meetings

Next School Board Meeting

tue13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Online Access Only

Event Details

Agenda

Agendas will be posted here

Watch the Meeting

Links to watch the meetings on YouTube will be posted here.

CC:Media, channel 21.


School Board webpage

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

december 2022

tue13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

january 2023

tue10jan6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue24jan6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

february 2023

tue14feb6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue28feb6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

march 2023

tue14mar6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Public comment

Sign up to comment

For details about public comment for this board meeting, please refer to the agenda.

A lottery system will be used to select speakers at random.

Submission guidelines

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.

july 2022

tue12jul6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Meeting6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue19jul6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingSpecial Meeting - Work Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue26jul6:00 pm8:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

august 2022

tue09aug6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Meeting6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue23aug5:30 pm8:30 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

wed24aug5:30 pm8:30 pmEvent CancelledSchool Board Meeting (Tentative)Special Meeting5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

september 2022

tue13sep6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Meeting6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue27sep6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

october 2022

tue04oct6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingSpecial Meeting (Work Session)6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue11oct6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue25oct6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

november 2022

thu03nov12:00 pm1:30 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session/Special Meeting12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

tue08nov6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board Meeting- Business Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

wed30nov6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingSpecial Meeting (with public comment)6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

december 2022

tue13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

january 2023

tue10jan6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue24jan6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

february 2023

tue14feb6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue28feb6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

march 2023

tue14mar6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

april 2023

tue11apr6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue25apr6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

may 2023

tue09may6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

june 2023

tue13jun6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingBusiness Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

tue27jun6:00 pm9:00 pmSchool Board MeetingWork Session6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Archived School Board Meetings

School Board Proclamations and Resolutions

Contact the School Board

If you have questions or concerns about issues related to the school board, please contact school board directors through the school board secretary:

Alice Struckmeier
School Board Secretary
P.O. Box 12024, Salem, OR 97309-0024
Phone: 503-399-3001
Email 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: lastname_firstname@salkeiz.k12.or.us
  • 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.

Osvaldo F. Avila
Osvaldo F. AvilaDirector Zone 1
Elected in 2021
Marty Heyen
Marty HeyenDirector Zone 2
Elected in 2019
Ashley Carson Cottingham
Ashley Carson CottinghamChairperson Director Zone 3
Elected in 2021
Satya Chandragiri
Satya ChandragiriDirector Zone 4
Elected in 2019
Karina Guzmán Ortiz
Karina Guzmán OrtizSecond Vice-Chairperson Director Zone 5
Elected in 2021
Robert Salazar
Robert SalazarDirector Zone 6
Appointed to serve vacant seat through June 30, 2023
María Hinojos Pressey
María Hinojos PresseyFirst Vice-Chairperson Director Zone 7
Elected in 2021
Raylin Brennan
Raylin BrennanStudent Advisor
Appointed in 2022
Isaac McDonald
Isaac McDonaldStudent Advisor
Appointed in 2022

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.

Salem-Keizer School DIstrict Board Zones, 2011 - Click to view PDF