UPDATE, 4/21/2017, 1:00 PM: Millburn Township Public Schools Administration are now having productive conversations about saving the school library media specialist positions. Thank you all for taking action on this important issue for Millburn students! We will provide further updates as they become available.

 

Will Millburn students be prepared with the critical research skills they need to succeed in college and their career?

The Millburn Township Board of Education is proposing to eliminate school library media specialist positions while increasing the number of schools in its proposed budget for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year (Consolidated Budget FY 2017-18, page 11).

Certified school library media specialists have a significant impact on student achievement by motivating students to read and helping them to find level appropriate reading materials, teaching them to locate and evaluate authoritative information sources, and preparing them for success in college and careers. Without access to certified school media specialists, the children of Millburn will be at a tremendous disadvantage, compared to other students in New Jersey.

Take action now! Millburn residents are urged to speak out against these cuts before it’s too late!

How to get involved:

  1. Send an email to the Millburn Township Public Schools Superintendent and Board of Education members and tell them about the critical role school librarians play in preparing students for college and careers. http://cqrcengage.com/alanj/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=336093
  2. Attend the upcoming Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 24, 7:45 PM at Millburn Township Public Schools, Education Center, 434 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041.

Please share this information with any friends, colleagues and family who are stakeholders in Millburn Township Public Schools. Thank you for being school library advocates!

ADVOCACY ALERT: Millburn Township Public Schools (2017/2018)
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Tagged on:                         

One thought on “ADVOCACY ALERT: Millburn Township Public Schools (2017/2018)

  • May 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    Permalink

    Why cut the most influential person that promotes reading daily to everyone in the school? If you want a space that looks like an Apple Store, rent out one of the many empty stores in the community. Technology in schools should be taught by trained educational specialists. Without a Certified Media Specialist you can rest assure the standardized test scores will drop. What are you thinking? ” If you think education is expensive–try ignorance–Bok’s Law.”

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *