Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Racine schools eliminate a librarian position
Only one elementary school in the Racine Unified School District will have a full-time librarian in 2010, based on a school board decision protested by at least 50 citizens at a meeting May 18. Speakers opposing the decision included Racine Public Library Director Jessica MacPhail, parents, a school librarian, children and others. A report in the the Racine Journal Times stated that three of 21 elementary schools in the district currently have librarians present daily, while the other 18 schools have rotating librarians who switch between two schools every other week. The Racine Education Association organized the protest rally.