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!
The same sister that lives in Oahu bought a house in Hilo on the Big Island two years ago. It was the home of her husband's aunt who needed to sell and now my niece and her husband live there. I have never been to the Big Island but hear it is just beautiful.
Yes, we are lucky.
You have your hands full with two beautiful young daughters and school! Best of luck with all that.
Where in Hawaii did you vacation? My sister has lived there since 1976 on Oahu. It is a lovely place.