How Salem-Keizer Public Schools spent its first year of Student Investment Account money

The district had plans to use nearly $40 million in funding to hire, in part, about 230 new positions in Salem-Keizer.

But then COVID happened. Schools shut down. Remote learning began. The district faced staffing shortages and technological pitfalls. And the anticipated allocation for the district dropped from $36 million to $11 million.

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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