Support Putnam County FL School Librarians

Support Putnam County FL School Librarians

The school board in Putnam County, FL., has agreed to delay a final decision on the future of several school librarian positions. It's up to us to spread the word in Putnam County and across Florida that school librarians matter. Please help keep the school library media specialists working with students across Putnam County schools by signing this petition to the school board today.

The school library is the largest classroom in the school. It serves every child and should have a collection that supports the curriculum. From before the school day starts through the day's lesson plan ...

The school board in Putnam County, FL., has agreed to delay a final decision on the future of several school librarian positions. It's up to us to spread the word in Putnam County and across Florida that school librarians matter. Please help keep the school library media specialists working with students across Putnam County schools by signing this petition to the school board today.

The school library is the largest classroom in the school. It serves every child and should have a collection that supports the curriculum. From before the school day starts through the day's lesson plan and into independent learning time after the bell rings, an effective school library program is key to student achievement and success. But, in reality, school librarians are the most important part of the library. These effective educators work with Putnam County's kids on individualized learning and self-paced discovery. They are co-teachers who extend the lesson plans beyond the classroom. They support students and faculty alike as educators, trainers, and guides. As our colleagues at FAME, the Florida Association of Media Educators, put it, school librarians "....transform their libraries into the hubs at their schools with technology, collaboration, project-based learning, digital citizenship lessons, making, gaming, school-wide events, and professional development."

As the Putnam County School Board considers the budget and staffing priorities for 2018, please support the transformational work that school librarians perform every day. Demonstrate your support for school librarians by sending an email to the school board in Putnam County. Join FAME and EveryLibrary as we encourage the board to make the right choice and keep the school librarians in their libraries. Because students need library media specialists now more than ever.

Please add your name to the email on the right side of this page. Your message of support will be sent directly to the Superintendent and members of the Putnam County School Board.

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Support Putnam County School Librarians in Florida

It's up to us to spread the word in Putnam County and across Florida that school librarians matter. Please help keep the school library media specialists working with students across Putnam County schools by using this form to send an email to the school board today.

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