Three seats on the Salem-Keizer School Board are up for election May 21, with six candidates in the running after meeting the recent filing deadline.
Mental health support, school funding and expanded opportunities for students were among the priorities cited by the candidates in a Statesman Journal survey. School safety and improving graduation rates were other common goals.
Board members are elected to serve four-year terms without pay. Though they each represent specific zones, the board is responsible for working together to serve all 42,200-plus students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
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