In November 2008, voters within Salem-Keizer Public Schools boundaries passed a local measure for a $242.1 million construction bond to repair and renovate local schools, and address overcrowding. This is the final year of planned projects financed by the bond.This video highlights the hard work and success of the bond projects.
Hundreds of parents, students, and community members gathered in downtown Salem for the Back-to-School First Wednesday on September 5, 2012. Six Salem-Keizer high school marching bands performed on the street along with cheer squads.
Chávez Elementary School students sing their school's theme song during the community open house event on August 27, 2012. Construction of Chávez was funded through the 2008 bond measure passed by voters to relieve overcrowding and repair schools in our district.
Battle Creek Elementary School students sing their school's theme song during the community open house event on August 27, 2012. Construction of Battle Creek was funded through the 2008 bond measure passed by voters to relieve overcrowding and repair schools in our district.
Battle Creek and Chàvez Elementary Schools will open this fall. Although the schools are nearing completion, there is still plenty to do to get ready for incoming students.These new schools are part of the Salem-Keizer Public Schools' construction bond that voters approved in 2008.
At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, our vision statement is All students graduate and are prepared for a successful life. But what will it take for our vision to become a reality? This video highlights students and staff as they work toward our vision.
Michele Nowlin had a student struggling with academic skills and attendance in her kindergarten class at Gubser Elementary School. When that student said he wanted to be a graduate, Nowlin made the most of that opportunity.Our vision statement is All students graduate and are prepared for a successful life. See how Michele brought Salem-Keizer's vision to her class.
In partnership with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem-Keizer high school students got to participate in this year's Career Connections program. Over 700 students went through mock interviews with local businesses and got invaluable experience and preparation for the future. The event was held on April 10, 2012 at the Salem Conference Center.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is predicting a $20 million budget shortfall for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.Chief Operations Officer Michael Wolfe recaps the past few years of budget cuts and explains why the shortfall exists. He then walks through the budget development timeline.