Salem-Keizer foundation closing 6 middle school programs

Education

Cost-cutting will save the Education Foundation $50,000

The Salem-Keizer School District headquarters (KOIN, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation is closing six middle school programs to reduce expenses.

The Statesman Journal reports the programs – located at Straub, Walker, Judson, Crossler, Whiteaker and Leslie middle schools – will affect 800 students, 22 paid staff and 42 volunteers.

Executive Director Kelly Carlisle says the closures will save the financially-troubled organization $50,000 this fiscal year.

The foundation supports the education and development of Salem-Keizer Public Schools students through before- and after-school programs, athletic camps, annual events and supply drives.

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