Voter approval is no longer required for school budgets at or below the state’s 2% spending cap levy.
Past experience shows that in an effort to balance their budgets and stay within the state's spending cap, school districts sometimes cut funding to non-classroom programs including the school library program and staff.
What can you do to ensure that school library positions and services are included in the budget?
Have conversations with school administrators and school board members about the activities and events that are occurring in your school libraries
Post accomplishments and achievements to school webpage and other social media
Focus on school library contributions to the instructional program and student success
Check your district webpage for the public posting of the school budget.
Attend public hearings on school budget