TLs have a network like no other – we are the masters of using social media to gather the troops…
Here’s another US school district about to lose its qualified library staff in an attempt to meet the bottom line, but this time TLs all around the world can have a say by VOTING. Let’s show these people how much firepower we can muster… Read on…
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From Lynn Mitchell, Citrus County, FLORIDA
They are trying to shave $2 million from our budget.
Getting rid of Elementary and Middle school media specialists will be a cost savings of $500,000. I am a high school media specialist and they are not touching us because of SACS accreditation. We went to the school board meeting and although we were not on the agenda to speak, we filled out citizen comment cards and spoke during those times we were allowed. I actually spoke twice; I gave all my research to the middle and elementary school media specialists who had a power point presentation and two others spoke. Some parents spoke and others who were there to speak on other issues spoke out in favor of keeping the media specialists before they talked about their subject. It was a very positive experience.
They tabled what was to be the decision to the 23rd of May and asked the Finance Director who is actually our second Assistant Superintendent to bring other cuts to that meeting to try to save media specialists positions.
Today there is an online opinion poll in our paper … one question. Please take a second out of your busy day to vote NO to
Do you like that schools’ budget plan that would eliminate media specialists?