AGENDA: Salem-Keizer School Board will discuss public comment, return to school

The Salem-Keizer School Board will again discuss its public comment process at a meeting Tuesday evening, and consider a contract reappointing the district’s attorney for another year.


Board members will consider a contract reappointing the Salem firm Garrett Hemann Robertson, and attorney Paul Dakopolos, to provide legal counsel to the district, superintendent and board.

The contract increases the district’s monthly retainer amount to $6,000, a $1,500 increase, and a per-hour billing increase of $10 per hour.

The board will again discuss its public comment process as in-person meetings resume.

A draft policy would allow members of the public to provide written comments or sign up to speak in advance of the meeting, as well as signing up in person on the day of the meeting. Each speaker would be able to talk for up to three minutes, with additional time for translation into English if needed.

The board will also hear reports on the district’s plans for resuming school in the fall and the performance indicators the board uses to assess the superintendent’s performance.

To participate:

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the district’s Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street S.E. It is open to the public, and members of the public can sign up for in-person public comment before the meeting starts.

The meeting will also be streamed on CC:Media, channel 21, and on YouTube at the links below.

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn2It_RfFxE

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iam32YgUKsY

-Rachel Alexander