Tag: LOCAL SCHOOLS

As Oregon moves to local control on school masks, Salem parents and educators rally against mandates

Several hundred people protested school mask mandates on Lancaster Drive Northeast outside the Salem-Keizer School District on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) As an elementary school principal in south Salem, Beth Freeborn said she saw masks get in the way of children learning. Students who came back to[Read More…]

Substitute needs more than double as Salem-Keizer struggles to fill teacher, bus driver absences

A kindergarten student arrives by bus at Richmond Elementary. Driver and educator shortages are making operating local schools a daily challenge. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Local schools are short hundreds of teachers and classroom assistants daily, with educators forgoing training, preparation time and administrative tasks just to keep classes running in-person.[Read More…]