AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board will tackle school lunch, student behavior in work session

The 2019-20 Salem-Keizer School Board (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Salem-Keizer school board members will tackle school lunch, student behavior and more in a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The board will begin with a presentation on the district’s meal program. The presentation was prompted in part by Englewood Elementary student Aliza Stapleton, who urged board members last spring to push for healthier, tastier lunch options.

Next, board members will hear from the district’s Office of Behavioral Learning, which aims to help students who struggle with in-school behavior. Then, they’ll learn about the Public Employee Retirement System and hear the district’s annual report on how it’s following Oregon laws for public school districts.

Because the meeting is a work session, board members won’t vote or take action on any items and won’t hear public comment.

Meeting details: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the district’s Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial St. S.E.

Board members: Marty Heyen, Jesse Lippold, Kathy Goss, Sheronne Blasi, Paul Kyllo, Satya Chandragiri and Danielle Bethell.

Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.