Superintendent Andrea Castañeda said the Salem-Keizer School District will cut about $30 million in administrative and district office budgets and positions, with specifics to come over the next week.
Gov. Tina Kotek wants the Legislature to establish minimum teacher salaries and to create a new office focused on sharing school budget data with public.
Many substitute teachers across Oregon claim districts owe them for the time they spent taking mandatory training.
The Salem-Keizer School District employs dozens of people who work with kids involved in gangs and at risk for violence. Their leaders say a landmark report on gun violence in Salem echoes what they see in halls and classrooms.
A report from Oregon’s workplace safety regulator found the Salem-Keizer School District needs to better train employees, share information and investigate incidents when students assault educators.
Portland teachers are in their third week of a strike. Most other states, including Washington and Idaho, ban teacher strikes.
Superintendent Andrea Castaneda plans to announce an initial round of administrative cuts Dec. 12, before a later round in the spring that will include teachers and other school staff.
The Salem-Keizer School Board is holding a closed-door session Tuesday to discuss ongoing labor negotiations before a public meeting at 6 p.m.
State mediators canceled an initial session Wednesday intended to mediate between the Salem-Keizer School District and its teacher union, saying mediators were needed elsewhere as labor fights heat up across Oregon. The district and union will now meet Dec. 6.
State Democratic senators said they gave schools $10.3 billion, a record high, during the spring session.