Salem-Keizer School Board delays recognition of student journalist following critical coverage of school board campaigns

Eddy Binford-Ross, a junior at South Salem High School, photographs the March for Floyd on Saturday, June 6. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The chair of the Salem-Keizer School Board is delaying the planned recognition of a high school journalist after her article critical of some board members was shared on Facebook[Read More…]


Salem-Keizer board member criticized for violating state Covid rules with maskless New Year’s party

A screenshot from Jesse Lippold’s Instagram shows him attending a maskless New Year’s party with about a dozen friends. A Salem-Keizer School Board Director is facing criticism after attending a maskless New Year’s party with about a dozen friends. Jesse Lippold posted photos on his Instagram page over the weekend[Read More…]


A divided Salem-Keizer School Board votes to allow chair to cut off “derogatory, name-calling” comments

School board members discuss the comment policy during a Dec. 8 meeting (Screenshot from YouTube) After facing months of criticism over their handling of racial justice issues, the Salem-Keizer School Board narrowly voted to rein in public comment Tuesday night. The policy, approved on a 4-3 vote, is intended to[Read More…]

AGENDA: School board will hear updates on fall reopening, discuss standing committee on school climate

School board member Satya Chandragiri listens as Rita Glass, president of Salem-Keizer’s classified employees union, and Carlos Ruiz, an assistant principal at North Salem High School, share their experiences as Latino educators at a Dec. 17, 2019 work session on equity (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem-Keizer’s school board will hear the[Read More…]


Marty Heyen won’t resign, but won’t seek Salem-Keizer school board chair this year

Marty Heyen, left, and Jesse Lippold, right, take new seats during a Salem-Keizer School Board meeting after being unanimously elected chair and vice chair for the 2019-20 school year next to Superintendent Christy Perry, center. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Marty Heyen was braced for a long school board meeting as community[Read More…]