16 February 2011
Children Come First
Prince George's County Public School District is in trouble. The Superintendent has proposed a budget that would cut 90 media specialists from the school system. As Media Specialist Pamela Thomas said, that would amount to more than $20 million of underutilized materials sitting unattended. Not to mention the impact on the district's children.
Learn more at School Library Journal. Join the appeal to keep the funding at the Maryland Library Association facebook page. There, they urge people to contact their legislators, the governor and lieutenant governor to ask them not to follow through with this devastating budget.
So, with libraries everywhere facing similar issues, why am I so upset about this one? It just happens to be where I was born. (Although we moved to Georgia shortly afterward.)
Feel free to use my 'Save the Library' coloring page in your correspondence: