Salem-Keizer community ‘not ready for integration’ to reach equity in schools

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Under a proposed boundary plan for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, older, more racially and economically diverse and overcrowded schools will continue as such, despite improvements under the district’s $620 million capital-construction bond program.

The newer, more white and affluent schools also will receive building and classroom improvements, but no additional students.

That has some patrons from Salem’s and Keizer’s lower-income neighborhoods venting their frustration and disappointment to school administrators and board members, especially since more than half of the district’s 42,200 students identify with a race or ethnicity other than white.

Read more here.

Follow-up: Salem-Keizer School Board OKs boundary changes 5-2

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