Election Day Status Report

20% turnout and climbing! Another Election Day passes in America while 4 out of 5 Salem-Keizer voters stay on the sidelines. Unfortunately, low turnout allows outside interests to easily influence outcomes with pre-selected candidates. It’s all very predictable; Use a hot topic to polarize and distract, creating new donor pools. Then, dump in the dark […]

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Lamb Elementary School

Lamb was built in 2001 and is named for Virgil D. Lamb, who was an educator at Four Corners for 16 years, and with Salem-Keizer Public Schools for 33 years.Lamb is a Kindergarten through fifth-grade school with an enrollment that averages around 500 students. Our nickname is the Patriots. Bilingual services available.

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Clear Lake Elementary School

Clear Lake is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school with an enrollment that averages around 400 students. Child care services are available before and after school through Salem Child Development. The current Clear Lake elementary school was built in 1994 and was named after the Clear Lake district of Keizer. The area got its name from the […]

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Books About Oregon

Some recent, some old. All new to me since 2016. Oregon and the collapse of Illahee, Breaking Chains, Sonny Montes, Radical Middle Class Recommended A song of Yamhill and Oregon’s northwestern Willamette Valley Zimmerman, Gordon N. All quiet on the Yamhill  Bensell, Royal A. At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community […]

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Stand for Children Targets Teacher Seniority Again May 4

Stand for Children continues their assault on unions with their latest legislation, Oregon House Bill 2001, trading teacher seniority for merit during lay-offs. The bill requires school district that is making reductions in educator staff positions to retain teacher with less seniority if teacher has more merit and if retention of teacher is necessary to […]

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