School board meeting to address superintendent raise


School board meeting to address superintendent raise

8:03 p.m. PDT August 8, 2016

The Salem-Keizer School Board will discuss revisions to board policies, grant budgets, personnel actions, upcoming school board and budget committee meetings and more at its monthly business meeting Tuesday evening.

There will also be a reading of amendments to Superintendent Christy Perry’s contract, which would give Perry a $17,000 raise from $204,000 to $221,000, plus a retention bonus of $8,800 and an increase to her tax deferred annuity.

Audience testimony related to agenda items will be welcomed.

Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the district’s Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial St SE, in Room 2.

For more information, go to or call 503-399-3001. The full agenda and supplemental materials can be found on the school district’s webpage,

Contact Natalie Pate at, 503-399-6745 or follow on Twitter @Nataliempate or

Board meetings

The Salem-Keizer School Board usually meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for business meetings.

The board also holds a work session on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at which they discuss and examine a particular educational topic.

All school board business and work session meetings are televised on CCTV, cable channel 21 in Salem. 

Those interested can watch the meeting on TV live on CCTV Channel 21, or live on their computer. They can also watch tapes of past meetings on CCTV’s website.

School Board Meetings 2016

  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

School Board Meetings 2017

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13

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Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. Natalie has previously worked for organizations and publications such as Direct Relief International, Waging Non-Violence, and Amnesty International USA. She has had stories published with USA Today, Associated Press and Ozy, among others. Natalie earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies (FFS) from Willamette University. During her studies, she wrote a Politics thesis titled, "No One is Dying: How and Why the U.S. Federal Government Avoids Executing Prisoners on Federal Death Row" and an FFS thesis, in French, on cannibalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Natalie is a journalist, performer, traveler, fiction writer and more. She is working to publish her dystopian novella, "Choice," which follows a man during 24 hours in solitary confinement for allegedly committing murder. For more information on Natalie visit, like her on Facebook at, or follow Natalie on Twitter (@Nataliempate) or Tumblr (Nataliempate blog "In the Shoes of a Journalist"). Her reporting with the Statesman Journal can also be found at

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