The school board is holding a special meeting Wednesday to finalize the description that will be used to hire the district’s next superintendent.
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Organizers said they were about 2,000 signatures short of the target needed for a recall election of Ashley Carson Cottingham, Osvaldo Avila and Karina Gumán Ortiz. Wednesday was the deadline to submit signatures.
School board members unanimously signed off on a confidential search process earlier this month, meaning members of the public won’t know who the board intends to hire as superintendent until a public meeting to vote on a contract.
A majority of the Salem-Keizer School Board selected the former principal of Washington and Myers elementary schools to fill the position vacated by Danielle Bethell through June 30.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, with public comment sign-ups open through 3 p.m. Monday.
The school board will interview applicants for the open seat at a special meeting Nov. 3 at noon before hearing public comment and filling the seat at their regular Nov. 8 meeting.
The school district opened applications Friday for the seat representing zone 6 after the surprise resignation of Danielle Bethell.
In recall petitions submitted to the Marion County Clerk, Casity Troutt alleges Ashley Carson Cottingham, Osvaldo Avila and Karina Guzmán Ortiz have been dismissive of parents objecting to policies and books related to LGBTQ students, and failed to appropriately moderate public comment during board meetings.
Four search firms have submitted proposals to find a replacement for Christy Perry, who’s retiring at the end of the school year.
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…]