Superintendent Andrea Castañeda said the Salem-Keizer School District will cut about $30 million in administrative and district office budgets and positions, with specifics to come over the next week.
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The Salem-Keizer School District employs dozens of people who work with kids involved in gangs and at risk for violence. Their leaders say a landmark report on gun violence in Salem echoes what they see in halls and classrooms.
A report from Oregon’s workplace safety regulator found the Salem-Keizer School District needs to better train employees, share information and investigate incidents when students assault educators.
At a joint session Monday with the Salem City Council, Marion County Board of Commissioners and Salem-Keizer School District, Marion County Sheriff Nick Hunter said the same surge in shootings seen in Salem is likely happening in unincorporated areas east of the city.
Superintendent Andrea Castaneda plans to announce an initial round of administrative cuts Dec. 12, before a later round in the spring that will include teachers and other school staff.
ASK ESP, the union representing about 2,800 Salem-Keizer School District classified workers, filed for state mediation Wednesday after seven months of bargaining.
Superintendent Andrea Castañeda says the Salem-Keizer School District needs to cut at least $38 million from its 2024-25 budget. Give district officials input at a series of community meetings starting Monday.
Superintendent Andrea Castañeda said after reviewing his employment history, Joshua Rist will not work directly with students in the district. Rist has been sued by two former high school students who allege he groomed and manipulated them while teaching at McNary High School.
Two McNary High School graduates say former choir teacher Joshua Rist worked to earn their trust before steering conversations toward sex and seeking a relationship with them. Rist is currently employed at Kalapuya Elementary School.
District and teacher union proposals remain $50 million apart on compensation after six months of bargaining. Superintendent Andrea Castañeda said Salem-Keizer needs outside help to reach an agreement, while union leaders called the move “premature.”