Legislative Update: The Dangers of HB 908

from Betsy Razza:

The following is what we are in danger of losing if HB 908 passes.  Please note that our expenditure control covers online databases, supplies, equipment…  any instructional material or item checked in and out of the
media center, not just books. This is the most economical way to support instruction – to have one central place in the school where items can be circulated and accounted for amongst everyone in the school.

I don’t think the legislators understand this.  We are not just talking about books!

FY 2010 EXPENDITURE TESTS

TEST 4 – 100% of the funds designated for Media Center Costs at the System
Level.
(Program 1310). Media materials are those instructional materials including print, non-print, periodicals, online databases, supplies, and equipment that are critical to the support and enhancement of the school library media center program. These materials are housed in and circulated through the library media center for use by the entire learning
community of the school.

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About Buffy J. Hamilton

I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016.

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