Salem-area parents, educators outraged over fewer adult assistants next year

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In June 2018, the Salem-Keizer School Board adopted a $1.1 billion budget for the 2018-19 school year.

Outlined in the budget was an increase of $2 million for 75 full-time equivalent adult assistant positions. But those positions don’t fully cover the more than 250 people who had temporary single-year assisting positions this year.

This change ultimately affected hundreds of staff members across Salem-Keizer Public Schools and countless students — including those who receive these services and their peers.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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