School board restricts demonstrations at meetings to ‘free speech zones’

A motion passed by the Salem-Keizer school board Tuesday night further limits how members of the public can engage with the governing body.

Most school board members said the new motion — which designates free-speech and no-trespassing zones — is needed to ensure public viewers can hear the meetings.

However, some activists and community members argue they are being silenced and policed both inside and now outside the school.

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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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