Salem Keizer school board won’t take position on immigration ballot measure

Students enter Highland Elementary on Friday, Sept. 7. (Special to Salem Reporter/Moriah Ratner) The Salem-Keizer School Board Tuesday night renewed a resolution supporting “safe and welcoming schools” but declined to take a public position on a more controversial Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the state’s so-called sanctuary law. Tuesday’s[Read More…]

Salem schools tackle high student absenteeism

Emily Hicks, a communications coordinator for Salem-Keizer schools, hands a refrigerator magnet to track student attendance to an Auburn Elementary family at a school kick-off event Tuesday, Sept. 5 (Salem Reporter/Rachel Alexander). As the school year kicks off, Salem-Keizer is sending a simple message to students and parents: show up.[Read More…]