WLMA lobbyist Carolyn Logue explains how and why to ask locally about MSOC funding allocations for school libraries. As you learn more about how MSOC funds are being allocated in your district, use this response form to tell WLMA advocacy what is happening in your district.
YOUR LOCAL ACTION NEEDED, NOW!
Our schools will be receiving a significant increase in funding over the next two years, as a result of the 2012 State Supreme Court McCleary decision. MSOC ("Materials, Supplies, and Operating Costs") dollars need to be utilized to better fund our state's public school K-12 library programs.
School library information and technology programs are the most equitable, accountable and efficient means to ensure access for students and their teachers to achieve the Common Core State Standards learning goals.
Follow this link to locate your school district's 2013-2014 allocation of MSOC funds: http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/data/reportformatter.asp (you need to scroll down)
Statewide Summary Report http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/rep/app/1314/00000app.pdf
Follow this link to our board statement on MSOC funding, use the suggestions in the video above and start the conversation about the importance of School LIT programs with your district or building administrators and PTA supporters.
Don't delay - Students need equitable resources today!
Mark your calendars! January 24, 2014 is WLA/WLMA Library Legislative Day in Olympia!
Services and Savings @ School Libraries
Services and Savings.docx
ISTE Ed-Tech Advocacy Information
Also on our radar: HB 2824
the study of basic education funding. No clear, specific scope for the study that relates to implementation of HB 2261. WLMA will need to be VERY involved to protect our piece in the prototype school model. Sponsored by Sullivan Santos
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