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Day: April 29, 2013

Husk looking at $17.7 million budget gap

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By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes

A shortfall of about $17.7 million is estimated for the 2013-14 budget of the Salem-Keizer School District, superintendent Sandy Husk told the budget committee Tuesday.

The proposed budget totals $563,891,655, of which 65 percent is the general fund. Husk focused her presentation Tuesday on the general fund.

Referring to a chart that showed what she called “the trauma of 2011-12,” when the budget was more than $50 million below the current service level, Husk noted that the 2013-14 deficit is much less but still involves a need for cuts.


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Her designs are a Rush

Karissa Rush shows off some of the design work she has done for drama posters at McNary High School. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Karissa Rush shows off some of the design work she has done for drama posters at McNary High School. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A, HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

It’s possible for someone to not know Karissa Rush’s name, but anyone who has spent time in the McNary High School hallways likely knows her work.

She’s had a hand in nearly every poster for productions of the McNary drama department, she’s created posters for choir concerts and her latest work is the ticket design for the sports banquet dinner and auction.

“I started taking photography when I was a freshman. From there, I got interested in doing graphic design with the posters because I love playing with the typography,” Rush said.

While the posters generally arrive as assignments for a class, Rush’s typography work is the one element that usually rises to the fore. Other students typically contribute illustrations or photography.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 26 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.