I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
It's been a good year but a little crazy with the time we've already missed before winter has even arrived. I just learned today that I have to clean out the library storage closet so that it can become an office for two people. That should be an interesting process to try to complete while working with classes and being part of the steering committee for our NEASC visit. My list of things to do grows but never gets smaller.