Previous by DateNext by Date Date Index
Previous by ThreadNext by Thread Thread Index
LM_NET Archive

It was a sad day for elementary library media specialists in Davenport
today. I believe it was back in the mid-90's when several of our elementary
schools had been cut back to having half-time media specialists. We had
worked our way back up to full-time media specialists in every building. But
today it was announced that ten schools (populations under 360) will be
sharing media specialists next year. That includes nine elementary schools
and the alternative high school. It was especially disappointing because we
thought the district must be committed to high quality media programs since
they had put in beautiful new media centers in most of our schools. I
understand that one of the arguments for the cuts was that Des Moines,
another large urban school, has no elementary media specialists. So, even
with the cuts, we're still better off than they are. How sad.

Belinda Holbrook
Media Specialist
Harrison Elementary
Davenport, IA

Please note: All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.
  You can prevent most e-mail filters from deleting LM_NET postings
  by adding LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU to your e-mail address book.
To change your LM_NET status, e-mail to:
In the message write EITHER: 1) SIGNOFF LM_NET  2) SET LM_NET NOMAIL
3) SET LM_NET MAIL  4) SET LM_NET DIGEST  * Allow for confirmation.
 * LM_NET Help & Information:
 * LM_NET Archive:
 * EL-Announce with LM_NET Select:
 * LM_NET Supporters:

LM_NET Mailing List Home