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.
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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.”
A unique public-private partnership between the Salem-Keizer School District, private donors and a mental health treatment provider means about two dozen kids will be able to get intensive day treatment just north of Salem, while still attending classes.
The Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday split 5-2 on a policy reaffirming the board’s commitment to antiracism.
Following a heat wave last spring, Salem-Keizer School District officials said they planned to treat school windows with heat-reducing film. So far, just three projects have been completed or scheduled.
Superintendent Andrea Castañeda announced an increase this week to what the Salem-Keizer School District is willing to pay teachers, while acknowledging other districts in the region are giving higher raises.