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It is ludicrous that your school system does not value the
importance of safety and service in your media center.

As suggested in a previous message, back up your own good
judgment with documentation such as Information Power and
your state's standards for library media services.

In our school system, it seems the voice of the teacher is
inaudible to the officials.  But, the PARENTS are our best
avenue to get things done.  One might casually point out to a
student who notices the limited service and inadequate
furniture to mention this to her/his parents.  For me,
I find my parent volunteers are the parents who are most
interested in the quality of library services.  They have the
time to volunteer and also have the time to talk with other
parents when they see something at the school that concerns

Of course, you will be getting advice from sea to shining sea
through LM_NET.  Download these messages, print them out, and
share copies with your principal, school board and anyone else
of authority who does not understand the gravity of your

Best wishes--the LM_NET Team is behind you!!
 Jeannine (alias JJ) Towler
 J. T. Henley Middle School    jjtowler@uva386.schools.virginia.edu
     Route 1, Box 519
    Crozet, VA   22932             BY THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
    WORK: 804/823-4393                    OF VIRGINIA

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