SCHOOLS

PHOTOS: Old Leslie Junior High School building demolished

A sign reminds spectators of COVID-19 prevention measures, as sidewalk superintendents gather to watch the demolition of the old Leslie Junior High School Wednesday, April 15 (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Demolition began this week on the old Leslie Junior High School building, a brick building that opened in 1927 and has[Read More…]

AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board considers charter renewal, superintendent contracts

The 2019-20 Salem-Keizer School Board (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer’s school board will consider a charter school contract, bond sale and more at an all-virtual meeting Tuesday night. Though they’ve met online several times to receive district updates, it’s the first all-virtual regular meeting the board has had since the COVID-19[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer schools scramble to switch to distance learning after state says schools likely won’t re-open

Judson Middle School students in a seventh grade language arts on Oct. 30, 2018. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Any hope of resuming a normal school year for local teachers, parents and[Read More…]

The novel coronavirus has come for prom

Hallman students gather during the school’s morning assembly. (Fred Joe/Special to Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Correction: This story was updated to correct the current end date of the event ban and the[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer seeks $60 million for new buses and transportation facility

School buses parked in the Salem-Keizer School District lot on Hawthorne Avenue (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer school district administrators want to spend $60 million to replace 195 school buses and construct a new 33,000 square foot transportation center by 2022. Mike Wolfe, the district’s chief operating officer, presented a plan[Read More…]