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Salemreporter - October 11, 2021

The district is poised to accept a donation of the land and building where its Career Technical Education Center has operated since 2015. Soil contamination at the former manufacturing facility was a concern for some school board members, but Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality said no further action is needed at the site provided groundwater isn’t used and crops aren’t grown in the soil.

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Statesman Journal - October 11, 2021

The Salem-Keizer Public Schools Board of Directors will meet Tuesday where they will consider antiracism policy, CTEC property donation.

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Salemreporter - October 8, 2021

Latino students now make up 45% of the Salem-Keizer School District, a marked increase from before the pandemic. The shift means Latinos are now the largest demographic group in the district, followed by white students, who were 42% of the student body last year.

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Salemreporter - October 8, 2021

Former McNary High School principal and longtime educator Kathleen Hanneman died last September. A public tribute Wednesday recalled her impact on the school and her students.

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Statesman Journal - October 8, 2021

In 2016, high levels of hexavalent chromium were found in the soil and groundwater at Salem-Keizer Public Schools' Career and Technical Education Center, known as CTEC. Now the property is being formally donated to the district, and the topic has resurfaced.

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Statesman Journal - October 7, 2021

During the pandemic, the Salem-Keizer school district gained 15 new teachers. Of its 2,042 teachers in 2020-2021, 80% were classified as “experienced teachers,” up from last year’s 78%. ODE defines experienced teachers as licensed teachers with more than three years of experience.

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Salemreporter - October 7, 2021

ust 70% of Salem-Keizer freshmen last year completed enough credits to stay on track to graduate high school, down from 85% before the pandemic. While nearly every group of students struggled, Latino, Pacific Islander, migrant and homeless students were particularly impacted.

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Salemreporter - October 6, 2021

Leslie Polson, president of the Oregon Substitute Teachers Association, has taught in districts around Salem for 40 years. She said last school year prompted many substitutes to get other jobs because virtual classes typically didn’t employ substitutes, exacerbating the substitute shortage Oregon now faces.

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Broadcast News Coverage
KATU - October 7, 2021

The Oregon Department of Education released its 'At-A-Glance' school and district reports on Thursday. Salem-Keizer Schools are sitting at an 81% graduation rate.

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KPTV-POR (FOX) - October 5, 2021

Fox 12 reported on vaccination numbers for school district employees around the state.

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Keizertimes - October 5, 2021

For three-and-half quarters, the McNary defense played lights out against Sprague. But a costly mistake in the final seconds put the Celtics in the loss column.

Keizertimes - October 5, 2021

With the game tied at 1-1 late in the second half, South Salem scored three goals in the final six minutes of the game to defeat McNary 4-1 on Friday, Oct. 1.

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