Mandate School Librarians in Pennsylvania

Mandate School Librarians in Pennsylvania

On February 20, Rep. Mark Longietti (D, serving part of Mercer County) and Rep. Thomas Murt (R, serving parts of serving Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties) proposed a new House bill that would ensure a certified school librarian in every public school. On February 25, Sen. John Blake (D- serving Lackawanna, and parts of Luzerne and Monroe Counties) proposed a complementary bill in the Senate.

At this time, the bills have not yet been numbered. However, this period is a critical time when co-sponsors are being sought to sign the bills in both chambers and we need you to contact your ...

On February 20, Rep. Mark Longietti (D, serving part of Mercer County) and Rep. Thomas Murt (R, serving parts of serving Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties) proposed a new House bill that would ensure a certified school librarian in every public school. On February 25, Sen. John Blake (D- serving Lackawanna, and parts of Luzerne and Monroe Counties) proposed a complementary bill in the Senate.

At this time, the bills have not yet been numbered. However, this period is a critical time when co-sponsors are being sought to sign the bills in both chambers and we need you to contact your representatives to ask them to support these complimentary bills today!

The gap of educational opportunities is widening for K-12 school children based on the wealthier/poorest communities. In Pa today, 115 districts only have one school librarian for their entire district and 22 districts have no school librarian. Pa now ranks sixth in the list of states that have lost the most school librarians since 2010. Help to ensure that our students can compete with students from other states that have the advantage of books, technology, and the instruction of a librarian who teaches them how to find and evaluate what they find online and in print—so important today. Thank you.

 

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