Newark (Calif.) Schools to Lose Librarians Unless Alternative Funding is Found

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Starting next year, most school libraries in Newark will be missing a key aspect – librarians.

That is unless the Newark Unified School District and its Board of Education choose to reverse cuts to library services that were approved in December 2010.

But as of late last week, Superintendent of Schools Dave Marken said the proposed cuts still stand. “Every school district is in a world of hurt,” Marken said. “That passing will keep us just above ground.”

Still, elementary school librarians said the elimination of library services could hurt students’ learning.

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