The Salem-Keizer School Board will hear Tuesday the district's plan to shift school boundaries starting next year to relieve overcrowding at many school in northeast Salem.

The board isn't scheduled to vote on the plan until Feb. 12 and have asked people with comments on the changes to wait until a Jan. 22 board meeting to present them.

David Fender, coordinator for the district's Office of Behavioral Learning, will tell board members about what the district is doing about extreme student behaviors, including support systems in place for students, teachers and families, what's working well and what can be improved.

Board members will vote to approve recent grants to the district, including a $2,000 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to pay for beaded feathers, food and other items for the annual Native American graduation ceremony, and a $17,835 grant from the Oregon Department of Education to enroll non-traditional students in career programs at the district.

The board will read a resolution approving a tax exemption for the downtown Court Yard Apartments under Salem's multiple unit housing tax exemption program. No action is expected.

Meeting details: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., Support Services Center, 2575 Commercial Street S.E., Salem.

School board members: Kathy Goss, Sheronne Blasi, Jim Green, Chuck Lee, Jesse Lippold, Marty Heyen and Paul Kyllo.

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