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Friday May 23 restored as a regular school day

posted Jan 15, 2014, 10:32 AM by valley inquiry   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 4:29 PM by Salem Keizer ]

The district administration and employee associations are pleased to announce the restoration of Friday, May 23, 2014, as a regular school day.

If your family has already made travel plans for May 23 before this announcement, the school will excuse your child’s absence. We ask that from today on, no vacation plans are made for May 23 as it will be a normal school day. 

District staff will also receive pay for half of Memorial Day. Our employees were entitled to pay for these days and three-and-a-half others by contract but gave them up to help the district meet our budget shortfall this year. We thank our employees for their willingness to help. 

Due to our fiscal position at this point in the current budget year, we feel that these restorations can be made without jeopardizing next year’s budget.

Go to the Employee Agreements page to see the updated Memoranums of Understanding between the employee unions and the district.