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Salemreporter - October 14, 2021

Larger science labs, more space for special education students and a building dedicated to career programs are among the improvements from a recently completed $64 million renovation of McKay High School.

Reach: 61,000

The Daily Caller - October 13, 2021

Salem-Keizer, Oregon’s second-largest school district, approved a resolution Tuesday night which stated the board’s commitment to equity and anti-racism following heated public debate.

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Statesman Journal - October 16, 2021

As of Friday, 96.6% of 5,552 overall Salem-Keizer staff are compliant with vaccine requirements, according to the district. And of its 2,628 licensed staff members, which is mostly made up of teachers and counselors, 98.3% have provided proof of vaccination or received an approved exception.

Reach: 403,000

Portland Tribune - October 18, 2021

Salem-Keizer is one of six districts in Oregon that will receive funding to purchase an electric school bus, install charging infrastructure and receive technical and training support.

Reach: 3,000

Salemreporter - October 15, 2021

Nearly all employees of the Salem-Keizer School District and Salem's largest medical providers have been fully vaccinated against Covid or had an exception approved three days out from Gov. Kate Brown’s mandated deadline.

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Salemreporter - October 13, 2021

Following a contentious meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Christy Perry said her school board's public commitment to antiracism and equity reflects the goals she's advanced for years and gives the district's elected leaders better tools to hold her accountable for outcomes.

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Oregon Live - October 13, 2021

The Salem-Keizer school board has voted to adopt a resolution outlining the board’s commitment to equity and anti-racism. The Tuesday night vote was 4-2. The district is the second largest in Oregon with more than 40,000 students.

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Statesman Journal - October 13, 2021

After emotional public comment and discussion, the Salem-Keizer school board on Tuesday night voted 4-2 to adopt a resolution outlining the board's commitment to equity and antiracism.

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Keizertimes - October 14, 2021

While 58% of the district is made up of students of color, only 13% of teachers and administrators are people of color— a gap that has grown by 5% since the 2017-18 school year. Of the 300 teachers in Keizer, only 24 are not white and two schools have all-white teaching staffs.

Broadcast News Coverage
KPTV-POR (FOX) - October 12, 2021

Supporters of McKay High School, including local officials, school board members, community supporters and school staff, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate bond-funded improvements at McKay High School.

Reach: 43,000 - October 13, 2021

Salem-Keizer school board adopts anti-racism resolution. The resolution calls for the district to acknowledge that racism and white supremacy are a threat to students’ and employees’ physical and psychological health.

Reach: 1,000,000

KPTV-TV - October 15, 2021

All K-12 staff in Oregon will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, or risk losing their job. In Salem-Keizer Public Schools, a spokesperson said 98% of staff have submitted proof of vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Reach: 818,000

KPTV-TV - October 18, 2021

In Salem-Keizer Public Schools, a spokesperson said 98% of staff have submitted proof of vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Reach: 818,000

KOIN-TV - October 18, 2021

Oregon’s second-largest school district, Salem-Keizer schools, said 95 percent of their employees had reported their vaccination status or received an exemption.

Reach: 907,000

Keizertimes - October 12, 2021

Despite being without their starting quarterback, and one of the best players in the Mountain Valley Conference in Tyler Copeland, McNary (5-1, 2-1, MVC) used a physical rushing attack and stifling defense to defeat South Salem 21-13 on Friday, Oct. 8.

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ToddConstruction - October 18, 2021
OR Dept of Education - October 18, 2021
OR Dept of Education - October 18, 2021
Superintendent Perry - October 15, 2021
Corina Valencia - October 14, 2021
Salem-Keizer Public Schools - October 14, 2021
Ashley Carson Cottingham - October 13, 2021
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