After SKCE Parent Leader Testimonies about Child Safety Concerns, School Board Adopts New Version of Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution

The first Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution 3 year ago was created directly because of work

on the Latino students’ and families’ behalf by SKCE.

Each year since, SKCE has worked with the Salem Keizer School Board and Superintendent Christy Perry to update the resolution.

The goal each year is to edit and reaffirm the Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution so that it addresses issues current for the coming school year.

At June’s School Board meeting, SKCE Parent Leaders testified about concerns they have regarding their children’s safety. The two most pressing concerns were bullying due to racism and potential actions by immigration officials.

 

Parents talked to the school board again in August.

The passing of the 2019 adjusted and reaffirmed Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution was announced at the August meeting.

 

This CCTV recording is of the August School Board work session and public meeting.

The School Board work session ends and the School Board public meeting with testimonies

begins at about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

 

 

On the Salem Keizer Public Schools website the announcement of the Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution press release can be read. Spanish translation is also available – choose the word English in the upper right corner, and then from the dropdown menu, choose Spanish. The text of the resolution itself in English or Spanish can also be viewed.