Contacting Representatives

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  YOUR VOICE COUNTS! 

          PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FAILING OUR KIDS! 

School discipline has been re-imagined. In fact most everything has being transformed through imagination. And it isn't pretty!

Lack of transparency 

Parents are side-lined and kept out of the loop

Students are put in charge- labeled and divided

Failed learning & ongoing drop in proficiencies that aren't even measured anymore

Classrooms in crisis. Student behavior out of control

Teachers leaving stating stress is too high and students are not being held accountable.

Standards lowered for grades

Standards lowered for teachers. Standards lowered for continuing education

Embedded Honors; Loss of opportunities as they seek equal outcomes instead of opportunities

IT IS A RACE TO THE BOTTOM

This chaos started before COVID. It has been a steady decline downhill with loss of honors classes and lowering of standards, getting worse every month.

       GENDER IDENTITIES WIN OUT OVER PARENTS

Last week, administrators districtwide were given new policies on LGBTQIA+ student rights that have been adopted as administrative policies & procedures within SKPS. 

TRANSGENDER POLICIES REVEAL:

 

The complete disregard for parental authority.

 

​The loss of opportunity afforded to girls who have

no chance completing against biological males. 

 

​The loss of excellence with schools focused on sex

while failing at academics.

The lack of safety concerns for all the other students

SAFETY CONCERNS

There have been many reports of SAFETY concerns at school. If you have a specific concern and are having difficulty getting the District to take it seriously, please file a complaint with the District Attorney, Paige Clarkson.

Email your concerns to: districtattorney@co.marion.or.us

The school board represents YOU so tell them what you think!

 

Sign up to speak publicly, over the phone,

or through written testimony

  1. Check the agenda because priority is given to agenda items; the agenda is typically posted on the Salem-Keizer School Board website the Friday prior to the meeting, around 5:00 pm

  2. Try to fit your comments into a consent agenda item or item that is voted on to make your comment a priority.

  3. Sign Up to give testimony until 4:00 pm the Monday prior to the meeting; you will be asked to submit your name, email, and which topic from the agenda you plan to address.* Choose a consent item for best chance to be picked.

  4. The District will email you instructions for joining online. You will be allowed 3 minutes to speak.

  5. *If you are submitting WRITTEN comments, you will submit them when you sign up, in less than 3000 characters or about 375 words. 

 

*Currently all school board meetings are being held VIRTUALLY*

SALEM KEIZER SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD

EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6:00 PM

June 14, 2022

Support Services Center (next to Fed Ex Kinko's)

2575 Commercial Street SE, Salem, Oregon

View on YouTube or CCT

 

SKWST is happy to provide talking points and

assist you with signing up.

Comments don't have to be detailed or extensive,

but could simply be a few short sentences l

etting the Board know what you think about a particular issue.

Check the Values Underlying the Curriculum
  • Build a relationship with your child's teacher and principal. 

  • Ask to see what's being taught. 

  • Ask to visit your child's classroom. 

  • Ask to see what books students are reading, 

  • Submit a letter outlining your concern

  • Communicate your need to be notified in advance of any controversial material

  • Ask to be notified of the content of any school assemblies, outside teachers, or presenters 

EMAIL the Salem-Keizer School Board & Admin

We highly recommend that you email the School Board, Superintendent, and all Directors the comments you made to the school board after the meeting in order to reinforce your message. 

Perry_christy@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Cobb_Olga@salkeiz.k12.or.us,

Udosenata_Iton@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Avila_Osvaldo@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Heyen_marty@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Chandragiri_Satya@salkeiz.k12.or.us

CarsonCottingham_Ashley@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Guzmanortiz_karina@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Bethell_Danielle@salkeiz.k12.or.us

HinojosPressey_Maria@salkeiz.k12.or.us

 

CC the Commissioners

Kcameron@co.Marion.or.us (Kevin Cameron) 

Cwillis@co.Marion.or.us (Colm Willis)

Dbethell@co.Marion.or.us (Danielle Bethell)

gordon.jeremy@co.polk.or.us

pope.craig@co.polk.or.us

mordhorst.lyle@co.polk.or.us

And CC in THE PRESS 

editor@keizertimes.com 

rachel@salemreporter.com

DeniseQ@kykn.com

Parents and community members have the right to email

the school board directors or school staff at anytime.

Do You Want to be a School Volunteer or Mentor?

VOLUNTEERS - SKPS is now allowing vaccinated parents to volunteer. Adult volunteer a

pplicants are encouraged to submit a criminal history check online.

VOLUNTEER POLICY UPDATED 3/28/2022

Existing volunteers who provided an email address when they submitted their criminal history form received an email from the District which contained a unique link that allows the volunteer to submit proof of vaccination. This same link can be used in order to request an exception.

Medical exception requests must include a statement from a medical provider indicating that the volunteer should not receive a COVID vaccination due to a medical conduction.  Specific details are available on the exception request form.

Religious exception requests must include a statement by which the volunteer attests to a sincerely held religious belief and why that belief affects their ability to receive a COVID vaccination.  Specific details are available on the exception request form.  https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/volunteering/#covid-faqs

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Superintendent Christy Perry
 Perry_Christy@salkeiz.k12.or.us