With the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon wildfires in the background, families and educators in Salem-Keizer schools are beginning the new year amid confusion, chaos and, for some, traumatic loss. Many families ran into several technical issues in the first week as well. Read the full story here.
Salem-Keizer School Board members and district leadership gave themselves a deadline to determine whether to continue contracts for school resource officers in the 2020-21 school year and beyond. But the deadline has come and gone. Read the full story here.
The presence of any in-person activity has some students, staff, families and alumni worried about the health of these individuals and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story here.
The commission is investigating possible open meeting laws violations by members of the Silver Falls school board. Read the full story here.
Answers to questions regarding the changes to school reentry plans, and what Oregon education during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to look like this fall. Read the full story here.
ICYMI: Educators at William Lord High School, housed at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, were required to resume in-person teaching, despite all but one staff member voicing concerns for their safety and their students’. Read the full story here.
Activists with Latinos Unidos Siempre — along with about two dozen other organizations and more than 300 individuals — are calling on Salem-Keizer Public Schools to stop paying for police in schools and redirect that money toward other initiatives. Read the full story here.
The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation announced Tuesday that after 38 years, the nonprofit is dissolving. “We could not weather the coronavirus storm,” executive director Kelly Carlisle said. Read the full story here.
Salem-area residents have turned out by the thousands to protest police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. They marched down Lancaster Drive, laid face down and knelt in silence on the steps of the Oregon Capitol, holding signs demanding police reform. They’ve added their voices to thousands of Americans — in Portland, Eugene and in cities andContinue reading “Salem protesters call for trial, accountability following George Floyd’s murder”
For weeks, a team of about six volunteers from Salem’s local gurdwara, the Sikh house of worship, prepared and delivered more than 1,000 meals for health care workers as a thank you and sign of solidarity. Read the full story here.