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Salem-Keizer Students Working With Officials To Change Sex Reporting Rule


Students Marissa Dougall, right, and Kimberly Schott, center, met with Salem-Keizer Superintendent Christy Perry, left, and legislators Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Oregon State Capitol to discuss mandatory reporting and child abuse laws.

Students Marissa Dougall, right, and Kimberly Schott, center, met with Salem-Keizer Superintendent Christy Perry, left, and legislators Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Oregon State Capitol to discuss mandatory reporting and child abuse laws.

Natalie Pate/Statesman Journal

Salem-Keizer students Kimberly Schott and Marissa Dougall didn’t expect their protest with about 15 other students to trigger legislative change.

The two McNary High School juniors spearheaded an online petition and rallies against the requirement that all Salem-Keizer School District employees report any sexual activity involving minors, even if consensual.

When Schott first spoke with the Statesman Journal in October, she was under the impression the decision was a new district policy.

“At most, I thought we’d just annoy the school board,” she said. 

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.

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