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Day: August 20, 2013

Husk gets another three years

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By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes

A three-year contract for Sandy Husk as superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District was approved at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.

The contract, which runs from July 1 of this year through June 30, 2016, includes a salary of $198,130 for the current school year, reduced to reflect furlough days taken by the other district administrators, currently six days. For each succeeding school year, there will be the same percentage increments as those for other administrators.

A motion by board member Jeff Faville to rescind an added five days of vacation was rejected, with Paul Kyllo the only other director voting for it. Directors Nancy MacMorris Adix and Chris Brantley noted that other administrators were receiving added vacation days.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.

Nashville-bound bassist needs assist getting there

 

Bassist Andrew Reid has an opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, but needs help footing the bill. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Bassist Andrew Reid has an opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, but needs help footing the bill. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

A Keizer musician is getting the opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra in October, but his family can use some assistance in helping him get there.

Andrew Reid, an upright bassist who will be a senior at South Salem High School this fall, earned the opportunity to play in Nashville after auditioning for the part earlier this year.

“We show up and go in a room with the music, everyone knows their part, and we rehearse for three days straight and then there’s a performance,” said Reid. “It’s cool because it feels professional and everyone wants to be there. The skill is always at a higher level.”

The opportunity to play comes with a price tag, however; about $3,000 to cover travel and hotel expenses, $400 of which will go to the cost of transporting his instrument.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.