Update March 11: Trustee Dick Hoy provided this update on the vote.
"The item involving issuing layoff notices was split in two. Librarians were voted on separately. The vote to issue layoff/reassignment notices to teachers and Vice Principals passed 4-1--Hoy dissenting. The vote to reassign librarians passed 3-2--Hoy and Schrieber dissenting. .. It should be posted soon. They were difficult decisions for each member of the board." A video of the meeting will be posted soon on the GUHSD website, he advised.
“…Schools with librarians have their students achieve better on standardized tests than those that don’t.” – Nancy Everhart, president, American Association of School Libraries
By Jeremy Los
March 7, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – High school libraries across East County will soon be losing services of trained librarians, if proposed budget cuts are approved Thursday by the Grossmont Union High School District board. As California struggles to dig itself out of a massive budget hole, the board must also contend with massive budget gaps.
“As I understand the proposal,” Grossmont Union High School District Board Vice President Dick Hoy told East County Magazine, “all librarian positions will be cut.”