AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board to vote on concealed weapons ban

The Salem-Keizer School Board will vote Tuesday on a policy banning concealed weapons from district schools. Currently, state law prohibits open carry of guns in public buildings, which includes schools, with exceptions for law enforcement officers. That law does not apply to those with concealed carry licenses who have concealed weapons.  The[Read More…]

West Salem students take gold in medical, robotics competitions

West Salem High School’s winning EMT team at from the 2022 SkillsUSA national competition, from left: Natalie Stauffer, Madison Wilch, Lt. Jennifer Stanislaw, Advisor, Alexis Williams (Courtesy/Salem-Keizer School District) Local students are shining a little brighter this summer after taking home gold medals in a national competition.  West Salem High[Read More…]

Salem high schools will keep “Gender Queer” on shelves following grandparent challenge

The graphic novel memoir “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobebe will remain in three Salem-Keizer high school libraries following a challenge by grandparents. Three Salem high schools will keep copies of the graphic novel “Gender Queer” in their libraries after a district committee voted unanimously against a parent’s request to remove[Read More…]