Thursday, June 6, 2013

Librarian slams district over priorities, you will to after you read this.

This is from a librarian friend of mine. -cpg

It appears that Dr. Vitti is willing to sacrifice a Library Media program, but spend 21 million dollars on a Dean, an ISSP teacher, and a testing coordinator -- none of which has ever been in our budgets/on our staff, none of which is instructional, and ALL of which have been ably handled by school-based teachers/admin with not even a stipend or a supplement. ISSP is often empty, seldom full. Not a single argument for dumping Media for these positions has made any reasonable sense, considering that research shows having an active Library Media specialist leads to academic improvement and reading gains.

I have to add, a district with a reading problem should not be cutting its librarians.