Teacher union leaders and school district administrators are still negotiating, despite teachers declaring last week that progress had stalled. Both sides submitted final offers to a state mediator on Thursday, Feb. 22.
Willamette University officials on Friday provided little information about a cybersecurity issue that shut down internet access on campus three days earlier. They gave no estimate for when the network would be restored.
Classified workers in the Salem-Keizer School District would receive a 14.75% raise over three years if members and the school board approve a contract. The deal is separate from the district’s negotiations with the teacher union.
The law allows school districts to add cameras to buses to catch and ticket drivers who break traffic laws.
Salem-Keizer teachers say negotiations have stalled over a district refusal to address class sizes, something district leaders say is impossible as they contemplate deep budget cuts.
The Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday is reviewing a new dual language civics curriculum and a tax exemption for a downtown Salem apartment building.
Each year, close to a dozen students transfer from Chemeketa Community College to Willamette University. Making the switch will be easier with the new Bearcat Pathway program.
A Senate bill would prevent districts from banning textbooks or library books because they include stories about protected groups.
Avila, who represents west Salem on the Salem-Keizer School Board, said in a statement Thursday that he wants to prioritize his family. He was elected in 2021.
Gov. Tina Kotek’s literacy council released six proposed literacy standards for universities to meet to prepare future teachers.