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Q&A: Salem Keizer Schools To Spend $66M Surplus

OPB | Oct. 10, 2012 12:16 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

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The Salem Keizer school district has a unique and enviable problem: How do you spend an extra $66 million? Oregon’s second-largest school district found that it had that much money left over from a 2008 bond measure to build new schools and do some repairs and renovations.

That work turned out to be much cheaper than anticipated, and last night the school board voted for a plan to keep that money at the ready for continued repair and renovation of schools … plumbing, heating and air conditioning, windows, that kind of thing.

Sandy Husk is the Superintendent of Salem-Keizer schools. She spoke with Geoff Norcross Wednesday morning.

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